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polyurethane

noun poly·ure·thane \ˌpä-lē-ˈyr-ə-ˌthān\

: 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

  1. The floor will need two coats of polyurethane.

Origin of POLYURETHANE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1944

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