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acrylic

adjective acryl·ic \ ə-ˈkri-lik \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of acrylic

1 : of or relating to acrylic acid or its derivatives
  • acrylic polymers
2 : made or consisting of an acrylic
  • an acrylic window

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Origin and Etymology of acrylic

borrowed from French (acide) acrylique, partial translation (with addition of the suffix -ique 1-ic) of German Acrylsäure, with acryl- from Acrolein acrolein + -yl -yl


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acrylic

noun

Definition of acrylic

b : a paint in which the vehicle is an acrylic resin
c : a painting done in an acrylic resin

Examples of acrylic in a Sentence

  1. a painting done in acrylics

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First Known Use of acrylic

1942

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ACRYLIC Defined for English Language Learners

acrylic

noun

Definition of acrylic for English Language Learners

  • : a material that is made from a chemical process and that is used for making many different products (such as clothing and paints)

  • acrylics : paints that contain an acrylic substance and that are used by artists


Medical Dictionary

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acrylic

adjective acryl·ic \ ə-ˈkril-ik \

medical Definition of acrylic

: of or relating to acrylic acid or its derivatives
  • acrylic polymers

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acrylic

noun

medical Definition of acrylic



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