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Use for the pure metallic element having symbol Ag and atomic number 47; a malleable, ductile, white metal with characteristic sheen, considered a precious metal. Use also for this metal as processed and formed, usually in combination with other substances, to make various objects and materials.

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<silver and silver alloy>

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Base silver
fine silver

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11yrs ago

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