silica gel

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silica gel

n.
Amorphous silica that resembles fine white sand and is used as a drying and dehumidifying agent, as a catalyst and catalyst carrier, as an anticaking agent in cosmetics, and in chromatography.

silica gel

n
(Elements & Compounds) an amorphous form of silica capable of absorbing large quantities of water: used in drying gases and oils, as a carrier for catalysts and an anticaking agent for cosmetics

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n.
a highly adsorbent gelatinous form of silica, used chiefly as a dehumidifying and dehydrating agent.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.silica gel - a porous form of silica that is highly absorbent
colloid - a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension
Translations

silica gel

nKieselgel nt

silica gel

ngel m inv di silice
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Store cleaned seed in screw-top, airtight jars in a dark room with a steady temperature, dropping in a sachet of silica gel crystals to soak up any moisture.
The TIDY CATS[R] line includes: five scoopable clay litters designed to make clean-up easy and efficient; four odor-controlling natural clay litters that are non-clumping; and TIDY CATS[R] Crystals made with silica gel crystals that trap and hold odor-causing moisture.