iso·​cy·​a·​nate ˌī-sō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce isocyanate (audio)
: an ester of isomeric cyanic acid used especially in plastics and adhesives

Examples of isocyanate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 2 July 2017

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First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of isocyanate was in 1872

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“Isocyanate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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