Meaning of siliconize in English:


(British siliconise)


[with object]
  • Coat or otherwise treat (something) with silicone.

    ‘we found that it was not necessary to siliconize the glassware before these experiments’
    ‘the fabric is siliconized for added strength’
    as adjective siliconized ‘modern siliconized tubes are less irritant than the old rubber catheters’
    • ‘It is nonlatex and is siliconized for ease of insertion.’
    • ‘The glass sleeves were inserted into the drilled-out tops of 1.5 ml siliconized polypropylene tubes, and the holder was cemented to the tube top with silicone sealant.’
    • ‘After clearing the anthers for 1-5 min in 45% acetic acid, the meiotic cells were squeezed out of the anthers in a fresh drop of 45% acetic acid and squashed lightly under a siliconized cover glass.’
    • ‘The tissue was sandwiched between a positively charged glass slide and a siliconized coverslip and incubated for 30 min at room temperature.’
    • ‘The fluid was aspirated after each 60-mL infusion, pooled in a sterile siliconized container, and immediately transported on ice to the laboratory.’