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epoxy

noun ep·oxy \ i-ˈpäk-sē \

Definition of epoxy

plural epoxies
: epoxy resin
  • Incorporating such ingredients as carbon and aramid fibers, graphite, epoxies and ceramics, these corrosion-resistant composites could replace steel cables and concrete decks, cutting weight by as much as two-thirds.
  • —J. Taylor Buckley

First Known Use of epoxy

1954

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epoxy

verb

Definition of epoxy

epoxied or epoxyed; epoxying
: to glue, fill, or coat with epoxy resin

First Known Use of epoxy

1966

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epoxy

adjective

Definition of epoxy

1 : containing oxygen attached to two different atoms already united in some other way; specifically : containing a 3-membered ring consisting of one oxygen and two carbon atoms
2 : of or relating to an epoxide

Origin and Etymology of epoxy

epi- + oxy


Medical Dictionary

epoxy

adjective ep·oxy \ i-ˈpäk-sē \

medical Definition of epoxy

: containing oxygen attached to two different atoms already united in some other way; specifically : containing a 3-membered ring consisting of one oxygen and two carbon atoms

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