: a stable usually partially polymerized chemical intermediate that can be fully polymerized at a later time compare monomer

Word History


pre- + polymer

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prepolymer was in 1948

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“Prepolymer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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