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bo•rax



Pronunciation: (bôr'aks, -uks, bōr'-), [key]
n.,
pl. bo•rax•es, bo•ra•cesPronunciation: (bôr'u-sēz", bōr'-). [key]

a white, water-soluble powder or crystals, hydrated sodium borate, Na2B4O7·10H2O, occurring naturally or obtained from naturally occurring borates; tincal: used as a flux, cleansing agent, in the manufacture of glass, porcelain, and enamel, and in tanning. Also called sodium borate, sodium pyroborate, sodium tetraborate.

bo•rax



Pronunciation: (bôr'aks, -uks, bōr'-), [key]
n.
cheap, showy, poorly made merchandise, esp. cheaply built furniture of an undistinguished or heterogeneous style.

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

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