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1. A salt, ester, or anion of boric acid.
2. Any of a family of boron-oxygen compounds or ions.
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(Elements & Compounds) a salt or ester of boric acid. Salts of boric acid consist of BO3 and BO4 units linked together
(Chemistry) (tr) to treat with borax, boric acid, or borate
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bo•rate(n. ˈbɔr eɪt, -ɪt, ˈboʊr-; v. ˈbɔr eɪt, ˈboʊr-)
n., v. -rat•ed, -rat•ing. n.
1. a salt or ester of boric acid.v.t.
2. to treat with borate, boric acid, or borax.
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A chemical compound containing the group BO3.
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Past participle: borated
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