Teflon

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Tef·​lon | \ ˈte-ˌflän How to pronounce Teflon (audio) \

Definition of Teflon

used for synthetic fluorine-containing resins used especially for molding articles and for nonstick coatings

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Teflon

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English Language Learners Definition of Teflon

used for a substance that is used especially for nonstick coatings on cooking pans

Teflon

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Tef·​lon | \ ˈtef-ˌlän How to pronounce Teflon (audio) \

Medical Definition of Teflon

used for polytetrafluoroethylene used especially for molding articles and for coatings to prevent sticking (as of food in cookware)

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