Definition of Silex

1. Noun. A pure form of finely ground silica.




2. Noun. A vacuum coffee maker.
Generic synonyms: Coffee Maker
Language type: Trademark

Definition of Silex

1. n. Silica, SiO2 as found in nature, constituting quarz, and most sands and sandstones. See Silica, and Silicic.

Definition of Silex

1. Noun. (archaic) Flint. ¹

2. Noun. A finely ground relatively pure form of silicas used as a paint filler etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silex

1. silica [n -ES] - See also: silica

Medical Definition of Silex

1. Silica, SiO2 as found in nature, constituting quarz, and most sands and sandstones. See Silica, and Silicic. Origin: L, a finit, a pebblestone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silex

silentiaries
silentiary
silentious
silentiously
silently
silentness
silentnesses
silents
silenus
siler
silers
siles
silesia
silesias
siletane
silex (current term)
silexes
silhouette
silhouette sign of Felson
silhouetted
silhouettes
silhouetting
silhouettist
silhouettists
silhydrite
silibinin
silibinins
silica
silica dust
silica gel

Literary usage of Silex

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1. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum (1808)
"Another method of obtaining silex exceedingly pure is to separate it from the ... EXPERIMENT I. silex when mixt with water does not form a cohesive compound ..."

2. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1828)
"Some of the observations which were made as introductory to the subject of ammonia, seem to be applicable to the case of silex. The properties of this ..."

3. The Elements of Experimental Chemistry by William Henry, Robert Hare (1819)
"I. SILICEOUS earth, or silex, may be obtained tolerably pure from flints by the ... In precipitating the alkaline solution of silex, more acid must be used ..."

4. A Treatise on Metallurgy: Comprising Mining, and General and Particular by Frederick Overman (1865)
"The most generally useful fluxes are lime, magnesia, clay, and silex; in addition there ... silex.—In some assays we need the addition of silex to the ore. ..."

5. The Collected Works of Sir Humphry Davy by Humphry Davy, John Davy (1840)
"Alumine very slowly finds its point of rest at the negative pole, in the electrical circuit; but silex, even when diffused in its gelatinous state through ..."

6. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum, Thomas Cooper (1814)
"I. NATURAL HISTORY OF silex* silex, or siliceous earth, is the principal ... PROPERTIES OF silex. silex, when perfectly pure, exists in the form of a white ..."

7. The Manufacture of Iron, in All Its Various Branches: Including a by Frederick Overman (1854)
"silex is yet mixed with the lime. If, after the above experiments, we suspect that the main body of foreign matter is silex, it is best to pour over the ..."

8. A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous by Alexander Jamieson (1829)
"silex lias varions uses in the arts, and is one of the most valuable ... silex, or Si/in HHS Earth, is the basis of all substances known by the name of ..."

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