Definition of silicate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɪlɪkeɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪlɪkeɪt//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1 (chemistry) any compound containing silicon and oxygen aluminium silicate
  2. 2 a mineral that contains silica. There are many different silicates and they form a large part of the earth’s crust.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: silicate