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water glass

n.
1. A drinking glass or goblet.
2. An open tube or box having a glass bottom for making observations below the surface of the water.
4. A water gauge made of glass.
5. See clepsydra.

water glass

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waterglass

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1. (Elements & Compounds) a viscous syrupy solution of sodium silicate in water: used as a protective coating for cement and a preservative, esp for eggs
2. (Horology) another name for water clock, water gauge
3. (Mechanical Engineering) another name for water clock, water gauge

wa′ter glass`

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n.
1. a drinking glass; tumbler.
2. a glass container for holding water, as for growing bulbs, plants, or the like.
3. a device, as a tube or a box with a glass bottom, for observing objects beneath the surface of water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water glass - a viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs
glass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
2.water glass - a glass for drinking waterwater glass - a glass for drinking water    
drinking glass, glass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
3.water glass - gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoirwater glass - gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir
gauge, gage - a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
water level - a water gauge that shows the level by showing the surface of the water in a trough or U-shaped tube
4.water glass - clock that measures time by the escape of waterwater glass - clock that measures time by the escape of water
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
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7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodium silicate, also known as waterglass or liquid glass, is extensively used in the manufacture of detergents, silica gel, cardboard, paper, textiles, paints, adhesives, pottery, sanitaryware, refractories, foundry, and wood processing industries.
In these experiments, the heavier waterglass solution is being injected downward into large volumes of lighter calcium chloride solution.