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acrylic

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adjective acryl·ic \ə-ˈkri-lik\

Definition of acrylic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to acrylic acid or its derivatives <acrylic polymers>

  2. 2 :  made or consisting of an acrylic <an acrylic window>



Origin of acrylic

International Scientific Vocabulary acrolein + -yl + 1-ic


First Known Use: 1845

Rhymes with acrylic


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acrylic

noun acryl·ic

Simple Definition of acrylic

  • : a material that is made from a chemical process and that is used for making many different products (such as clothing and paints)

  • acrylics : paints that contain an acrylic substance and that are used by artists

Full Definition of acrylic

  1. 1 a :  acrylic resin b :  a paint in which the vehicle is an acrylic resin c :  a painting done in an acrylic resin

  2. 2 :  acrylic fiber

Examples of acrylic

  1. a painting done in acrylics



1942

First Known Use of acrylic

1942

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