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"silicone" in British English

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siliconenoun [U]

uk   /ˈsɪl.ɪ.kəʊn/  us   /-koʊn/
any of a ​number of compounds of ​silicon that are used in making ​artificialrubber, ​paint, polish, varnish, etc.
(Definition of silicone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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siliconenoun [U]

 us   /ˈsɪl·əˌkoʊn/
a ​chemicalsubstance that is not ​easilydamaged by ​heat or ​water, used for making many things ​includingoils, ​plastics, and ​artificialbodyparts
(Definition of silicone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “silicone”
in Chinese (Simplified) 硅酮, 硅树脂…
in Chinese (Traditional) 矽酮, 矽基樹脂, 矽膠…
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