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Borax
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Etymology

From Middle English boras, from Anglo-Norman boreis, from Mediaeval Latin baurach (borax), from Arabic بورق (báuraq), from Pahlavi būrak, from Persian بوره (būrah).

Noun

Singular
borax

Plural
-

borax (-)
  1. A white or gray/grey crystalline salt, with a slight alkaline taste, used as a flux, in soldering metals, making enamels, fixing colors/colours on porcelain, and as a soap, etc.
  2. (chemistry) The sodium salt of boric acid, Na2B4O7, either anhydrous or with 5 or 10 molecules of water of crystallisation; sodium tetraborate.

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Adjective

borax (not comparable)

Positive
borax

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Cheap or tawdry, referring to furniture or other works of industrial design.

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