Simple Definition of polyurethane
: a type of plastic that is used to make various products and especially to make a clear liquid that is spread on a surface (such as a wooden floor) and that becomes hard when it dries
Full Definition of polyurethane
: any of various polymers that contain NHCOO linkages and are used especially in flexible and rigid foams, elastomers, and resins (as for coatings)
Examples of polyurethane
The floor will need two coats of polyurethane.
Origin of polyurethane
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1944
Learn More about polyurethane
Nglish: Translation of "polyurethane" for Spanish speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "polyurethane"
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