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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sil-i-kohn]
    • /ˈsɪl ɪˌkoʊn/
    • /ˈsɪl.ɪ.kəʊn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sil-i-kohn]
    • /ˈsɪl ɪˌkoʊn/

Definitions of silicone word

  • noun silicone any of a number of polymers containing alternate silicon and oxygen atoms, as (–Si–O–Si–O–) n, whose properties are determined by the organic groups attached to the silicon atoms, and that are fluid, resinous, rubbery, extremely stable in high temperatures, and water-repellent: used as adhesives, lubricants, and hydraulic oils and in electrical insulation, cosmetics, etc. 1
  • noun silicone chemical compound 1
  • noun silicone made of silicone 1
  • uncountable noun silicone Silicone is a tough artificial substance made from silicon, which is used to make polishes, and also used in cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery. 0
  • noun silicone any of a large class of polymeric synthetic materials that usually have resistance to temperature, water, and chemicals, and good insulating and lubricating properties, making them suitable for wide use as oils, water-repellents, resins, etc. Chemically they have alternate silicon and oxygen atoms with the silicon atoms bound to organic groups 0
  • noun silicone (as modifier) 0

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Origin of silicone

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10; silic(on) + -one

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Silicone


silicone popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

silicone usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for silicone

noun silicone

  • lubricant — a substance, as oil or grease, for lessening friction, especially in the working parts of a mechanism.
  • lubricator — a person or thing that lubricates.

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