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Meaning of borate

bo•rate

Pronunciation: (n.bôr'āt, -it, bōr'-v.bôr'āt, bōr'-), [key]
— n., v., -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
—n.
  1. a salt or ester of boric acid.
  2. (loosely) a salt or ester of any acid containing boron.
—v.t.
  1. to treat with borate, boric acid, or borax.
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