[n. bawr-eyt, -it, bohr-; v. bawr-eyt, bohr-] Chemistry.
a salt or ester of boric acid.
(loosely) a salt or ester of any acid containing boron.
verb (used with object), borated, borating.
to treat with borate, boric acid, or borax.

1810–20; bor- + -ate2 Unabridged
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1.  a salt or ester of boric acid. Salts of boric acid consist of BO3 and BO4 units linked together
2.  (tr) to treat with borax, boric acid, or borate

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borate bo·rate (bôr'āt')
A salt or an ester of boric acid.

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borate   (bôr'āt')  Pronunciation Key 
A salt or ester of boric acid, containing the radical BO3.
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Example sentences
The denim is returned to its original fiber, which is treated with a borate solution to create fire and mildew resistance.
Either sodium borate powder or a solution of sodium borate and water kills subterranean termites.
All these reactors will have to be doused with borate-dosed water to ensure no chain reaction will take place.
Last apply a borate-based detergent solution and don't rinse.
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