superglue

noun
su·​per·​glue | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌglü How to pronounce superglue (audio) \

Definition of superglue

: a very strong glue specifically : a glue whose chief ingredient is a cyanoacrylate that becomes adhesive through polymerization rather than evaporation of a solvent

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Examples of superglue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And with a little bit of superglue, these copper bits can really add up to something priceless. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This Woman Decorated Her Floor With 7,500 Pennies," 7 May 2020 The poor guy looks like he's done his own hair blindfolded, with some green superglue and string as his only tools. SI.com, "50 Most Unforgettable Haircuts in World Football," 10 July 2019 According to PopSugar, a client visited Fara Beauty Salon in Thailand with lash extensions that had been applied with superglue at another salon. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "A Woman Sealed Her Eyes Shut After Using Superglue on Her Lash Extensions," 15 Aug. 2018 But here’s an excerpt: Examiners can find prints using shortwave ultraviolet light, fluorescent dyes, and a ridiculous tool that vaporizes superglue. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology of Pipe Bombs and Suspicious Packages, Explained," 25 Oct. 2018 After capturing a handful of kissing bugs at each residence, the researchers affixed tiny transmitters to the insects’ backs with superglue. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "How Tiny Trackers Could Help Humans Avoid Kissing Bugs’ Deadly Smooch," 9 July 2018 An operation may begin with a squirt of superglue in a shop’s keyhole, or a bottle of petrol left on a doorstep. The Economist, "Trends in extortion payments by companies to Italy’s Mafia," 14 June 2018 The current gold standard in medical adhesives is none other than superglue. Kyle Frischkorn, Smithsonian, "Slugs Inspire Super-Strong Glue to Seal Wounds," 27 July 2017 But there's one small tool whose WW2 heritage is lesser-known: superglue. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Serendipitous History of Superglue," 6 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of superglue

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Superglue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superglue. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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superglue

noun
How to pronounce superglue (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of superglue

: a very strong glue

superglue

noun
su·​per·​glue | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌglü How to pronounce superglue (audio) \

Medical Definition of superglue

: a very strong glue specifically : a glue whose chief ingredient is cyanoacrylate that becomes adhesive through polymerization rather than evaporation of a solvent

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