silicone
noun Etymology: silicon + -one Date: 1943 any of various polymeric organic silicon compounds obtained as oils, greases, or plastics and used especially for water-resistant and heat-resistant lubricants, varnishes, binders, and electric insulators

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  • silicone — coined 1863 in German from silico , comb. form indicating the presence of SILICON (Cf. silicon), + ONE (Cf. one) …   Etymology dictionary

  • silicone — s. f. Nome genérico de substâncias análogas aos corpos orgânicos, em que o silício substitui o carbono …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • silicone — ► NOUN ▪ a durable synthetic resin with a structure based on chains of silicon and oxygen atoms with organic side chains …   English terms dictionary

  • silicone — [sil′ikōn΄] n. [ SILIC(O) + ONE] any of a group of polymerized, organic silicon compounds containing a basic structure of alternate oxygen and silicon atoms, usually with various organic groups attached to the chain: characterized by relatively… …   English World dictionary

  • Silicone — Not to be confused with the metalloid chemical element Silicon. Silicone caulk can be used as a basic sealant against water and air penetration. Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically heat resistant… …   Wikipedia

  • Silicone — Les silicones, ou polysiloxanes, sont des composés inorganiques formés d une chaine silicium oxygène (... Si O Si O Si O ...) sur laquelle des groupes se fixent, sur les atomes de silicium. Certains groupes organiques peuvent être utilisés pour… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • silicone — /sil i kohn /, n. Chem. any of a number of polymers containing alternate silicon and oxygen atoms, as ( Si O Si O )n, whose properties are determined by the organic groups attached to the silicon atoms, and that are fluid, resinous, rubbery,… …   Universalium

  • Silicone — I Silicone   [zu Silicium], Singular Silicon das, s, Silikone, Polymere und Oligomere, die sich aus Silicium Sauerstoff Ketten mit organischen Resten an den Siliciumatomen aufbauen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • silicone — polisiloksanas statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. silicone; silicone compound vok. Silikon, n; Silikonverbindung, f rus. кремнийорганическое соединение, n; силикон, m pranc. composition silicone, f; silicone, m …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • silicone — [[t]sɪ̱lɪkoʊn[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N n Silicone is a tough artificial substance made from silicon, which is used to make polishes, and also used in cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery. ...silicone lubricants. ...women who suffered health problems …   English dictionary

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