thermosetting

adjective
ther·​mo·​set·​ting | \ ˈthər-mō-ˌse-tiŋ How to pronounce thermosetting (audio) \

Definition of thermosetting

: capable of becoming permanently rigid when heated or cured a thermosetting resin — compare thermoplastic

First Known Use of thermosetting

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Thermosetting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermosetting. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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thermosetting

adjective
ther·​mo·​set·​ting | \ -ˌset-iŋ How to pronounce thermosetting (audio) \

Medical Definition of thermosetting

: capable of becoming permanently rigid when heated or cured a thermosetting resin

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