al·​kyd | \ ˈal-kəd How to pronounce alkyd (audio) \

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

Examples of alkyd in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 7400 alkyd isn’t suitable for use on galvanized steel, though, while the other two are okay. Washington Post, 17 May 2021 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. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 19 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of alkyd

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alkyd

blend of alkyl and acid

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24 May 2021

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“Alkyd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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