acrylic fiber

noun

Definition of acrylic fiber 

: a quick-drying synthetic textile fiber made by polymerization of acrylonitrile usually with other monomers

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Some of the benzene that hadn't already soaked into the ground burned up, along with cars containing ethyl ether and acrylonitrile, a volatile compound used to make plastics and acrylic fibers. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, "Alabama site off EPA Superfund list 52 years after chemical spill," 6 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of acrylic fiber

1951, in the meaning defined above

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