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silver foil

silver or silver-colored metal in foil form.
Also called, British, silver paper.
Origin of silver foil
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Upstairs they added a dressing room covered completely in silver foil, including the insides of the drawers.
  • The space suits worn by astronauts also include a silver foil lining designed to reduce energy transfer by radiation.
  • In the presence of silver foil the yield of ethane increased forty times due to the abstraction of iodine as silver iodide.

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