iso·​cy·​a·​nate | \ ˌī-sō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce isocyanate (audio) , -nət\

Definition of isocyanate

: an ester of isomeric cyanic acid used especially in plastics and adhesives

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If all goes as planned, Sadara will crank out multiple tons of the glycol ethers, isocyanates and other chemicals used in everything from golf balls and gum to sofas and soaps. Javier Blas,, "From Oil Gushers to Golf Balls: Saudi Aramco Bets on Chemicals," 2 July 2017

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First Known Use of isocyanate

1872, in the meaning defined above

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