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bo·rax

 (bôr′ăks′, -əks)
n.
1. A hydrated sodium borate, Na2B4O7·10H2O, an ore of boron, that is used as a cleaning compound.
2. Cheap merchandise, especially tasteless furnishings: "today's glinty borax" (New Yorker).

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin bōrāx, from Arabic būraq, from Middle Persian būrak. Sense 2, perhaps from the custom of giving away borax soap as a premium for the sale of cheap furniture .]

borax

(ˈbɔːræks)
n, pl -raxes or -races (-rəˌsiːz)
1. (Minerals) Also called: tincal a soluble readily fusible white mineral consisting of impure hydrated disodium tetraborate in monoclinic crystalline form, occurring in alkaline soils and salt deposits. Formula: Na2B4O7.10H2O
2. (Elements & Compounds) pure disodium tetraborate
[C14: from Old French boras, from Medieval Latin borax, from Arabic būraq, from Persian būrah]

bo•rax1

(ˈbɔr æks, -əks, ˈboʊr-)

n., pl. bo•rax•es, bo•ra•ces (ˈbɔr əˌsiz, ˈboʊr-)
a water-soluble powder or crystals, hydrated sodium borate, Na2B4O7∙10H2O, used as a flux, as a cleansing agent, in glassmaking, and in tanning.
[1350–1400; Middle English boras < Middle French < Medieval Latin borax]

bo•rax2

(ˈbɔr æks, -əks, ˈboʊr-)

n.
cheap, showy, poorly made merchandise, esp. cheaply built furniture of an undistinguished or heterogeneous style.
[1940–45, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]

bo·rax

(bôr′ăks′)
A white, crystalline powder and mineral used as an antiseptic, as a cleansing agent, and in fusing metals and making heat-resistant glass. The mineral is an ore of boron.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borax - an ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used as a flux or cleansing agent
atomic number 5, boron, B - a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Translations

borax

[ˈbɔːræks] N (boraxes or boraces (pl)) → bórax m

borax

[ˈbɔːræks] nborax m

borax

nBorax m

borax

[ˈbɔːræks] nborace m

bo·rax

n. bórax, borato de sodio.
References in classic literature ?
There was never the least attention paid to what was cut up for sausage; there would come all the way back from Europe old sausage that had been rejected, and that was moldy and white--it would be dosed with borax and glycerine, and dumped into the hoppers, and made over again for home consumption.
And he met Thibetan herdsmen with their dogs and flocks of sheep, each sheep with a little bag of borax on his back, and wandering wood-cutters, and cloaked and blanketed Lamas from Thibet, coming into India on pilgrimage, and envoys of little solitary Hill-states, posting furiously on ring-streaked and piebald ponies, or the cavalcade of a Rajah paying a visit; or else for a long, clear day he would see nothing more than a black bear grunting and rooting below in the valley.
They dipped across beds of light snow and snow-powdered shale, where they took refuge from a gale in a camp of Tibetans hurrying down tiny sheep, each laden with a bag of borax. They came out upon grassy shoulders still snow-speckled, and through forest, to grass anew.
Hersen will be responsible for overseeing the operations of both the Olaroz Lithium Facility (Olaroz) and Borax Argentina S.A.
Slime, for readers who don't know, is homemade "goo," with various recipes usually containing boric acid (borax) and a variety of household ingredients.
Borax pentahydrate pentahydrate etibor-48 (na2b4o7x5h2o) (according to the standard specification no.
"I need borax, contact lens solution, shaving foam and PVA glue," announced my daughter after a week of being stuck inside over the washout Easter holidays.
She had been on Borax for a little over one month and was thrilled at the pain relief she experienced.
Summary: The toys may contain borax, washing powder, glue and coloured materials.
[T.sub.2] = One foliar spray of 0.5% borax ([Na.sub.2][B.sub.4][O.sub.7] at 10[H.sub.2]O) at 4-5 leaves stage
Alternatively, you can make your own using this simple recipe Chemical-free washing detergent YOU WILL NEED: 1 bar natural soap 250ml washing soda 250ml Borax (available from chemists or online) Grate the soap and add it to the washing soda and Borax and mix well.