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1A solution of sodium or potassium silicate. It solidifies on exposure to air and is used to make silica gel and for preserving eggs and hardening artificial stone.
- ‘As the pH of water glass is lowered, colloidal particles of amorphous silica are formed.’
2An instrument for making observations beneath the surface of water, consisting of a bucket with a glass bottom.
water glass/ˈwôdər ˌɡlas/
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