- (chemistry) Any of a class of inert, semi-inorganic polymeric compounds (polysiloxanes), that have a wide range of thermal stability and extreme water repellence, used in a very wide range of industrial applications, and in prosthetic replacements for body parts.
- 2008, Christos Tsiolkas, The Slap, London: Atlantic Books, page 93:
- [H]e had little time or respect for the rich skip bitches who were his neighbours, useless fake-tanned women with plastic smiles and silicone tits who spent their husbands' money on afternoon teas, endless shopping and personal trainers.
Derived terms edit
any of a class of inert compounds of silicon
- (transitive) To join or treat (something) with a silicone-based product.
- silicone the bathtub to the tile
- 1984, United States National Labor Relations Board, Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board, page 963:
- Structural glazing or siliconing of window units is, according to Donald F. Kelly, Jr., president of AMPAT, the bonding of glass to a metal frame.
- (informal, transitive) To enhance or reconstruct (a body part) with a prosthesis containing silicone.
- 2011, Natasha Walter, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, page 27:
- The next girl, with huge, perfectly spherical, siliconed breasts perched high on her slender chest, got the loudest roar. ‘Oh, there are two things I like about her!’ shouted the DJ. ‘How about you, boys?’
See also edit
silicone m or f (plural silicones)
Further reading edit
silicone m (plural siliconi)
Related terms edit
- Hyphenation: si‧li‧co‧ne
silicone m (plural silicones)