acrylic resin

noun

Definition of acrylic resin

: a glassy thermoplastic made by polymerizing acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or a derivative of either and used for cast and molded parts or as coatings and adhesives

Examples of acrylic resin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The project, made of fiberglass and acrylic resin, was in the works for two months. Washington Post, "Harvey Weinstein ‘Casting Couch’ statue debuts pre-Oscars," 2 Mar. 2018 These are then freeze-dried before being encased in an acrylic resin, all by hand. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "An Artist Has Frozen Flowers in Time, and Now You Can Shop Them at Opening Ceremony," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of acrylic resin

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Acrylic resin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrylic%20resin. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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acrylic resin

noun

Medical Definition of acrylic resin

: a glassy acrylic thermoplastic made by polymerizing acrylic or methacrylic acid or a derivative of either and used for cast and molded parts (as of medical prostheses and dental appliances) or as coatings and adhesives

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