epoxy

noun
ep·​oxy | \ i-ˈpäk-sē How to pronounce epoxy (audio) \
plural epoxies

Definition of epoxy

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: 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

epoxy

verb
epoxied or epoxyed; epoxying

Definition of epoxy (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to glue, fill, or coat with epoxy resin

epoxy

adjective

Definition of epoxy (Entry 3 of 3)

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

First Known Use of epoxy

Noun

1954, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1966, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for epoxy

Adjective

epi- + oxy

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The first known use of epoxy was in 1916

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“Epoxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epoxy. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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epoxy

noun
How to pronounce epoxy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of epoxy

: a type of glue

epoxy

adjective
ep·​oxy | \ i-ˈpäk-sē How to pronounce epoxy (audio) \

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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