[ UK /sˈɪlɪkˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈsɪɫəˌkeɪt, ˈsɪɫəkət/ ]
  1. a salt or ester derived from silicic acid
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How To Use silicate In A Sentence

  • Amosite, fibrous anthophyllite, fibrous tremolite, fibrous actinolite, and crocidolite are amphiboles, double-chain silicates, which observed microscopically look like sharp needles.
  • I did better at making these when I was taking the borosilicate class in February. Kater’s Art » Blog Archive » Glass Bottles
  • Various potassium silicates -- leucite, feldspar, sericite, and glauconite -- and the potassium sulphate, alunite, have received attention and certain of them have been utilized to a small extent, but none of them are normally able to compete on the market. The Economic Aspect of Geology
  • Temperatures high enough to melt silicates and make droplets of glass are commonly found near surface bursts.
  • Mars Science Laboratory will be phyllosilicate clays in Gale Crater, Young said. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • The new technique raises the efficiency to 69 per cent, using a solid-state device which stores data on ions in a crystal made of an exotic compound, yttrium orthosilicate. | Top Stories
  • Iron likewise combines with a considerable variety of substances other than oxygen; and some of these compounds, as for instance iron carbonate (siderite), iron silicate (chamosite, glauconite, etc.), and iron sulphide (pyrite), are locally mined as iron ores. The Economic Aspect of Geology
  • The scattering cells consisted of polished borosilicate vials with stoppers.
  • In the case of high-level waste, the nuclear industry has pioneered the stabilization of the liquid streams through vitrification into borosilicate glass blocks.
  • Many of the latter are magnetite, while the others are hornblende and various ferromagnesian silicates. Aboriginal Remains in Verde Valley, Arizona Thirteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1891-92, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1896, pages 179-262
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