acrylic acid

noun

: an unsaturated liquid acid C3H4O2 that polymerizes readily to form useful products (such as constituents for varnishes and lacquers)

Examples of acrylic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Romanowski adds that these alcohols usually get thickened by some kind of acrylic polymer such as Carbomer (a group of polymers made from acrylic acid). Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 13 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of acrylic acid was in 1843

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“Acrylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrylic%20acid. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

acrylic acid

noun
: a synthetic unsaturated liquid acid C3H4O2 that polymerizes readily to form useful products (as water-soluble thickening agents)
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