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bo•rate



Pronunciation: (
n.bôr'āt, -it, bōr'-;
v.bôr'āt, bōr'-),
[key]
n., v., -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
Chem.

n.
1. a salt or ester of boric acid.
2. (loosely) a salt or ester of any acid containing boron.

v.t.
to treat with borate, boric acid, or borax.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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