epoxy resin


: a flexible usually thermosetting resin made by copolymerization of an epoxide with another compound having two hydroxyl groups and used chiefly in coatings and adhesives

called also epoxy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Since gelatin is water-soluble, scientists treated the mittens with an epoxy resin, formaldehyde and wool grease, or lanolin, to waterproof the mittens without diminishing their flexibility. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2015 The rings are each designed from different materials — for example, The Frodo contains moss trapped in epoxy resin. Leto Sapunar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Dec. 2022 The workers are gluing the broken pieces together like a massive prehistoric puzzle, filling cracks in the bones with epoxy resin. Zachary Small, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2022 It’s made from epoxy resin, has four detachable fins and. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 3 Nov. 2022 It's made of epoxy resin and has 10 different LED color options. Cailey Lindberg, Good Housekeeping, 2 Nov. 2022 Your bathtub refinishing kit will come with two items that need combining at this stage: an epoxy resin and a hardener. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 17 Oct. 2022 Each piece is made using a mix of burlwood and epoxy resin that’s naturally tough. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 12 Oct. 2022 Their epoxy resin forms even resemble human lung and brain tissue to test how radiation passes through the human body. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 1 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epoxy resin was in 1950

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“Epoxy resin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epoxy%20resin. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

epoxy resin

: a synthetic resin used chiefly in coatings and adhesives

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