any of several clear, white, or greenish water-soluble compounds of formulas varying in ratio from Na 2 O⋅3.75SiO 2 to 2Na 2 O⋅SiO 2 : used chiefly in dyeing, printing, and fireproofing textiles and in the manufacture of paper products and cement.
another name for water glass
Also called soluble glass. a substance having the general formula, Na2O.xSiO2, where x varies between 3 and 5, existing as an amorphous powder or present in a usually viscous aqueous solution See water glass (sense 1)
any sodium salt of orthosilicic acid or metasilicic acid
noun 1. flaming petroleum or the like, as employed against an enemy in warfare. noun 1. inflammable petroleum or other liquid used as a weapon of war in flamethrowers, etc
- Liquid ecstasy
noun 1. another name for gamma hydroxybutyrate
- Liquid-crystal display
noun 1. a flat-screen display in which an array of liquid-crystal elements can be selectively activated to generate an image, an electric field applied to each element altering its optical properties; it is used, for example, in portable computers, digital watches, and calculators LCD liquid-crystal display See LCD.
[li-steer-ee-oh-sis] /lɪˌstɪər iˈoʊ sɪs/ noun, plural listerioses [li-steer-ee-oh-seez] /lɪˌstɪər iˈoʊ siz/ (Show IPA). Veterinary Pathology. 1. a disease of wild and domestic mammals, birds, and occasionally of humans, caused by a bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, and characterized by lack of control of movement, paralysis, fever, and monocytosis. /lɪˌstɪərɪˈəʊsɪs/ noun 1. a serious form of food poisoning, […]