olefin

noun
ole·​fin | \ ˈō-lə-fən How to pronounce olefin (audio) \

Definition of olefin

1 : alkene
2 : a synthetic fiber (such as polypropylene) derived from an alkene

Other Words from olefin

olefinic \ ˌō-​lə-​ˈfi-​nik How to pronounce olefin (audio) \ adjective

Examples of olefin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The canopy, which operates on a crank lift system, is made from a sustainable olefin fabric that’s weather-resistant and helps block out the sun’s UV rays. Lindsay Boyers, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The canopy, which operates on a crank lift system, is made from a sustainable olefin fabric that’s weather-resistant and helps block out the sun’s UV rays. Lindsay Boyers, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The canopy, which operates on a crank lift system, is made from a sustainable olefin fabric that’s weather-resistant and helps block out the sun’s UV rays. Lindsay Boyers, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The canopy, which operates on a crank lift system, is made from a sustainable olefin fabric that’s weather-resistant and helps block out the sun’s UV rays. Lindsay Boyers, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The canopy, which operates on a crank lift system, is made from a sustainable olefin fabric that’s weather-resistant and helps block out the sun’s UV rays. Lindsay Boyers, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The canopy, which operates on a crank lift system, is made from a sustainable olefin fabric that’s weather-resistant and helps block out the sun’s UV rays. Lindsay Boyers, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The canopy, which operates on a crank lift system, is made from a sustainable olefin fabric that’s weather-resistant and helps block out the sun’s UV rays. Lindsay Boyers, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The canopy, which operates on a crank lift system, is made from a sustainable olefin fabric that’s weather-resistant and helps block out the sun’s UV rays. Lindsay Boyers, Forbes, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of olefin

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for olefin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French (gaz) oléfiant ethylene, from Latin oleum

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“Olefin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olefin. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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olefin

noun
ole·​fin | \ ˈō-lə-fən How to pronounce olefin (audio) \

Medical Definition of olefin

: alkene

Other Words from olefin

olefinic \ ˌō-​lə-​ˈfin-​ik How to pronounce olefin (audio) \ adjective

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about olefin

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