Definition of alkyd
1 : any of numerous synthetic resins that are used especially for protective coatings and in paint
2 : a paint in which the vehicle is an alkyd resin
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Flood also makes an ideal product for these applications, a semitransparent alkyd/oil stain formulated to soak in and bond, not just adhere to the top layer.
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Origin and Etymology of alkyd
blend of alkyl and acid
First Known Use: 1928See Words from the same year
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