silicone

See also: silicon and Silicone

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silicon +‎ -one. Originally obtained by the attempted synthesis of the silicon equivalent of a ketone.

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silicone (countable and uncountable, plural silicones)

  1. (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.

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  • silicóne, IPA(key): /siliˈkone/

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silicone m (plural siliconi)

  1. (chemistry) silicone

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silicone m (plural silicones)

  1. (chemistry) silicone (any of a class of inert compounds of silicon)

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