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buffer1 US English

A person or thing that prevents incompatible or antagonistic people or things from coming into contact with or harming each other

buffer2 US English

An elderly man who is considered to be foolishly old-fashioned, unworldly, or incompetent

buffer US Thesaurus

a buffer against market fluctuations

buffer zone US English

A neutral area serving to separate hostile forces or nations

buffer state US English

A small neutral country, situated between two larger hostile countries, serving to prevent the outbreak of regional conflict

buffer stock US English

A reserve of a commodity that can be used to offset price fluctuations

tris US English

A flammable compound that forms a corrosive solution in water and is used as a buffer and emulsifying agent

tris buffer in tris1 US English

A flammable compound that forms a corrosive solution in water and is used as a buffer and emulsifying agent

buffer solution in buffer1 US English

A solution that resists changes in pH when acid or alkali is added to it. Buffers typically involve a weak acid or alkali together with one of its salts