polyamide

noun
poly·​am·​ide | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈa-ˌmīd How to pronounce polyamide (audio) , -məd \

Definition of polyamide

: a compound characterized by more than one amide group especially : a polymeric amide (such as nylon)

Examples of polyamide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made from two different materials (polyester and polyamide) spun together, the cloths have microscopic loops and bristles that scrub dirt safely from the most fragile surfaces. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before Buying Microfiber Cloths for Hunting Optics," 24 Aug. 2020 Aramid stands for aromatic polyamide, a term that refers to the chemical structure of materials like this. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "New Super Material Is a Game Changer for Firefighters, Soldiers," 3 July 2020 It’s made with the brand’s unique Netz performance fabric, an antimicrobial blend of polyamide and spandex that’s fast-drying, stretchy, and breathable. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "8 Lightweight Face Masks for More Airflow and Less Glasses Fog This Summer," 10 June 2020 These short-length polyamide swim trunks reflect this ethos, with an electric lime-yellow hue broken up by black accents including a drawstring and embroidered logo. Dan Q. Dao, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Men’s Swim Trunks to Wear This Summer," 12 May 2020 The outer fabric, made from 100 percent polyamide, allows ample freedom of movement and breathability while still providing moderate wind and water resistance. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, "The Best Men's Midlayers on the Market Right Now," 11 Apr. 2020 The elastane and polyamide blend is made from hydrophilic fibers that swiftly wick away moisture for an unbelievably speedy drying time post sweat sesh. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "I Tried Jennifer Aniston’s Favorite Leggings, and I’m Officially Obsessed," 2 Dec. 2019 The elastane and polyamide blend is made from hydrophilic fibers that swiftly wick away moisture for an unbelievably speedy drying time post sweat sesh. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "I Tried Jennifer Aniston’s Favorite Leggings, and I’m Officially Obsessed," 2 Dec. 2019 It's made of a wool-polyamide-cashmere-elastane blend for soft comfort, breathability, and a touch of stretch. Gideon Grudo, NBC News, "MLK Day sales: best deals on gym equipment, shoes, apparel and more," 17 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of polyamide

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Polyamide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyamide. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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polyamide

noun
poly·​am·​ide | \ ˌpäl-ē-ˈam-ˌīd, -əd How to pronounce polyamide (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyamide

: a compound characterized by more than one amide group especially : a polymer containing a long chain of amides

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