epoxy resin

epoxy resin
a thermosetting resin; used chiefly in strong adhesives and coatings and laminates
Syn: ↑epoxy, ↑epoxy glue
Derivationally related forms: ↑epoxy (for: ↑epoxy)
Hypernyms: ↑synthetic resin
Hyponyms: ↑Crazy Glue
Substance Holonyms: ↑adhesive material, ↑adhesive agent, ↑adhesive

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noun also epoxy (-es)
: any of various usually thermosetting resins that are made by polymerization of an epoxide (as ethylene oxide or epichlorohydrin) especially with a diphenol, that are characterized by good adhesiveness, flexibility, and resistance to chemicals, and that are used chiefly in coatings and adhesives

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epoxy resin UK [ɪˌpɒksi ˈrezɪn] US [ɪˌpɑksi ˈrezɪn] noun [uncountable]
a type of very strong glue
Thesaurus: glues and tapes for sticking thingshyponym

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epoxy resin,
any one of various synthetic resins derived by polymerization of an epoxy compound and made to become hard and permanently shaped under application of heat. Epoxy resins are widely used in the manufacture of plastics, adhesives, and coating materials.

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epoxy f79 [epoxy epoxies] [ɪˈpɒksi] [ɪˈpɑːksi] noun uncountable, countable (pl. epoxies) (also eˌpoxy ˈresin)
a type of strong glue
Word Origin:
early 20th cent.: from epi- ‘in addition’ + oxy- ‘oxygen’.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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