Definition of “borax” - English Dictionary


“borax” in English

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boraxnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɔː.ræks/ us /ˈbɔːr.æks/

Examples from literature

  • Add some borax powder. 
  • Borax easily dissolves a considerable quantity of it, and gives a glass tinged with green. 
  • It was flat, salty, alkali or borax ground, crusted and cracked. 
  • Soda may be used in place of borax, but the latter salt maintains the softness of the wool fibre better. 
  • The powdered borax may be scattered two or three times a week over the exposed surface so as to whiten it. 
  • This is usually all that is necessary, but if the stain is very stubborn, spread over a bowl containing one quart of water and one teaspoonful of borax. 

(Definition of “borax” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)