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 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, "Why Your Deck Stain Is Peeling Off," 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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“Alkyd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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