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water glass

noun
1.
a drinking glass; tumbler.
2.
a glass container for holding water, as for growing bulbs, plants, or the like.
3.
a glass tube used to indicate water level, as in a boiler.
4.
a device for observing objects beneath the surface of the water, consisting essentially of an open tube or box with a glass bottom.
Also, waterglass.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10
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British Dictionary definitions for waterglass

water glass

noun
1.
a viscous syrupy solution of sodium silicate in water: used as a protective coating for cement and a preservative, esp for eggs
2.
another name for water clock, water gauge
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waterglass in Medicine

water glass n.
See soluble glass.

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