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

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Pronunciation[edit]

silicóne, /siliˈkone/, /sili"kone/

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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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