ar·​a·​mid ˈa-rə-məd How to pronounce aramid (audio)
: any of a group of lightweight but very strong heat-resistant synthetic aromatic polyamide materials that are fashioned into fibers, filaments, or sheets and used especially in textiles and plastics

Examples of aramid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The middle layer is a loose weave of fire-retardant aramid fibers. IEEE Spectrum, 10 Dec. 2022 This popular grill brush has a unique fabric head that’s made from aramid — the heat-resistant fabric used in firefighter gear. Camryn Rabideau, Peoplemag, 14 July 2023 The genius is in the replaceable head, where an aramid fiber pad is used to steam clean all types of grills ranging from gas to charcoal, to pellet grills and flat tops. John Thompson, Men's Health, 7 July 2023 The absorbent foam head is made of aramid fiber, which is a material that is used in firefighters’ gear to protect the head from heat. Jack Byram, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Apr. 2023 The synthetic fibers of the aramid coating also provide a better grip than on the regular version. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 24 Oct. 2022 This season, Choi and Shon worked heavily with aramid fibers, a heat-resistant synthetic used in aerospace and military clothing that is a bright butter yellow with the feel of tanned leather. Monica Kim, Vogue, 18 Oct. 2022 The exterior is made of aramid fiber for a look and durability that matches the ThinkPad ethos. Allison Johnson, The Verge, 5 Jan. 2023 Its metal body is finished in scratch-resistant dark green, wrapped in black aramid fiber coating and is completely devoid of any bright splashes of crimson. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 24 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


aromatic polyamide

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aramid was in 1972

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“Aramid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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ar·​a·​mid ˈar-ə-məd How to pronounce aramid (audio)
: any of a group of light but very strong heat-resistant synthetic materials used especially in woven fabrics and plastics

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