ac·​ry·​late | \ ˈa-krə-ˌlāt How to pronounce acrylate (audio) \

Definition of acrylate

1 : a salt or ester of acrylic acid

Examples of acrylate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, more nail polish brands than ever have eliminated methyl acrylate and other potential irritants. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 22 Apr. 2021 The Miracle Glossing Shampoo combines Inca nut oil and acrylates copolymer to promote hair growth, balance, texture and touchable shine. 3. Anna Hecht, CNN Underscored, 15 May 2018 Rather, it's got hydrating, botanical, and firming ones, along with acrylates that help the gel stick to your skin. Cady Drell, Glamour, 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of acrylate

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acrylate

borrowed from French, from (acide) acrylique acrylic entry 1 + -ate -ate entry 1

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The first known use of acrylate was in 1843

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5 May 2021

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“Acrylate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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ac·​ry·​late | \ ˈak-rə-ˌlāt How to pronounce acrylate (audio) \

Medical Definition of acrylate

1 : a salt or ester of acrylic acid


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