Teflon

play
trademark Tef·lon \ˈte-ˌflän\

Definition of Teflon

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


TEFLON Defined for English Language Learners

Teflon

play
trademark Tef·lon \ˈte-ˌflän\

Definition of Teflon for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

Teflon

play
trademark Tef·lon \ˈtef-ˌlän\

Medical Definition of Teflon

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

Learn More about teflon


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Teflon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

clothing or garments

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • fox-in-front-of-cabin-in-winter
  • The month of December comes from a Latin word that referred to which month of the year?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ