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

Other Words from superglue

superglue transitive verb

Examples of superglue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The superglue has been Jackson, a dunk artist who has scored in double figures in 13 consecutive games. San Antonio Express-News, 9 Mar. 2022 Volcanism is the epoxy superglue that holds our ideas about the solar system together. Robert M. Thorson, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2022 A couple of days ago, the exterminator came again, put fresh baits in the basement, and even placed two traps—black plastic trays covered with a sort of superglue—under the kitchen sink. Lance Morrow, WSJ, 24 Feb. 2022 Other items swept to sea included 10,000 disposable lighters, superglue, and other hazardous chemicals. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Feb. 2022 Scientists then set to work trying to restore it, even using superglue to regrow coral. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2021 The social component of onboarding provides human connection—the superglue that creates cohesion in teams and in the workforce. William Arruda, Forbes, 17 Oct. 2021 Remove one tile at a time, add a small bead of superglue, and secure to the frame. Beth Eslinger, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 July 2021 Of all the stories and rhymes shoved into my head over the span of a lifetime, this little poem about wishing on a star that my mom taught me has adhered like superglue into my brain. Allison Hope, CNN, 6 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of superglue

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superglue was in 1944

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3 Apr 2022

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“Superglue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superglue. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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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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