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Water glass   /wˈɔtər glæs/   Listen
Water glass

A viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs.  Synonyms: sodium silicate, soluble glass.
A glass for drinking water.
Gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir.  Synonyms: water gage, water gauge.
Clock that measures time by the escape of water.  Synonyms: clepsydra, water clock.

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Words linked to "Water glass" :   water gauge, gage, water level, glass, gauge, drinking glass, clock

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