phenolic

adjective
phe·​no·​lic | \ fi-ˈnō-lik How to pronounce phenolic (audio) , -ˈnä- How to pronounce phenolic (audio) \

Definition of phenolic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a phenol
b : containing or derived from a phenol
2 : of, relating to, or being a phenolic

phenolic

noun

Definition of phenolic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a usually thermosetting resin or plastic made by condensation of a phenol with an aldehyde and used especially for molding and insulating and in coatings and adhesives

called also phenolic resin

Examples of phenolic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective In addition, elderberry contains antioxidants called polyphenols, mostly in the form of anthocyanins, flavonols, phenolic acids and proanthocyanidins, as well as terpenes and lectins. Anchorage Daily News, "Environmental Nutrition: Boost your immunity," 16 Aug. 2020 Research suggests that the phenolic compounds in red wine exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Good Housekeeping, "Is Red Wine Good for You? A Nutritionist Weighs In on the Potential Health Benefits," 15 June 2020 Red wines have higher phenolic content than white wines, which is why red wine usually gets all the fanfare. Amy Osmond Cook, The Mercury News, "Move over red wine: White wine is good for heart health and weight loss," 13 Sep. 2019 They’re all made on different types of materials: carbon fiber, fiber glass, phenolic materials, even woods and plastic. Wonbo Woo, WIRED, "How to Make a Boomerang You Can Safely Throw Indoors," 5 June 2019 Available from the flooring manufacturers, these blocks are usually made from phenolic resin or some other tough plastic. Joesph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "8 Tips for Installing Laminate Flooring," 26 Jan. 2017 They’re all made on different types of materials: carbon fiber, fiber glass, phenolic materials, even woods and plastic. Wonbo Woo, WIRED, "How to Make a Boomerang You Can Safely Throw Indoors," 5 June 2019 Boiled broccoli retains only 40% of the phenolic content of the raw vegetable. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Broccoli Every Single Day," 21 Mar. 2018 Available from the flooring manufacturers, these blocks are usually made from phenolic resin or some other tough plastic. Joesph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "8 Tips for Installing Laminate Flooring," 26 Jan. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Tetro says to look for active ingredients such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, quaternary ammonium chloride, and phenolics. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Clean Your Luggage After a Trip, Because Germs," 20 Apr. 2020 Ethanol actually affects the absorption of some of wine's phenolics. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Portland doctors offer the wine industry a moderate proposal when it comes to health," 29 Feb. 2020 Without curing and fermenting, a bitter phenolic compound called oleuropein makes the tiny fruits unpalatable. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "It Turns Out Olives Are Actually Fruits and Not Vegetables," 11 Dec. 2018 Some research is investigating coconut oil’s possible connection to the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, and VCO does provide phenolic antioxidants, which have been tied to health benefits, including anti-aging. Health.com, "Everything You've Ever Wondered About Coconut Oil, Explained," 2 Apr. 2018 Discharges included suspended solids and phenolics, which also impacted dissolved oxygen. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "Pa. second in U.S. for excessive industry discharges into waterways, says report," 27 Mar. 2018 Peeling the apple may remove important phenolics, as the skin contains significantly more than the flesh. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Good Housekeeping, "Why Apples Are One of the Best Fruits You Can Possibly Eat," 23 Mar. 2018 Blend: 55 percent cabernet franc, 34 percent merlot, 8 percent malbec, 3 percent cabernet sauvignon Judges’ Comments >> Good balance if a bit light … lots of cherry and other fruit that lingers … phenolics are under-ripe, lots of new oak … pound it! Paul Hodgins, Orange County Register, "Is this $290 cabernet franc worth it?," 2 June 2017 When peat is used as the fossil fuel to dry malted barley, the resulting whisky is infused with phenolic smoke. Jim Brucker, chicagotribune.com, "A taste of Russian wood in a new scotch from Ardbeg," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of phenolic

Adjective

circa 1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of phenolic was circa 1872

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“Phenolic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenolic. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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phenolic

adjective
phe·​no·​lic | \ fi-ˈnō-lik, -ˈnäl-ik \

Medical Definition of phenolic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a phenol also : containing or derived from a phenol

phenolic

noun

Medical Definition of phenolic (Entry 2 of 2)

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