urethane

noun
ure·​thane | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌthān How to pronounce urethane (audio) \
variants: or less commonly urethan \ ˈyu̇r-​ə-​ˌthan How to pronounce urethane (audio) \

Definition of urethane

1a : a crystalline compound C3H7NO2 that is the ethyl ester of carbamic acid and is used especially as a solvent and medicinally as an antineoplastic agent
b : an ester of carbamic acid other than the ethyl ester

Examples of urethane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Latex is denser and heavier than urethane foam, in addition to being more durable, and often cooler. Patricia Marx, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 Nowadays, indoor climbing walls are primarily being built out of ¾-inch plywood, and holds are manufactured from urethane or resin. Andrew Freeman, Outside Online, 21 May 2012 After opening his first shop in 1954 in Dana Point, California, with a total investment of $12,000, Alter was approached by Kent Doolitle, a Fiberglas representative who came by to show off a new material: urethane foam. Andrew Freeman, Outside Online, 21 May 2012 Fitzroy rucksack is made of 10-ounce waxed canvas with a double urethane coating, an internal frame sheet and the brand’s signature Arkiv closure to ensure your stuff stays safe and out of the elements. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2022 Killing a few minutes on an adjacent tennis court, the women ride in lazy circles as a portable speaker blasts rap music, its heavy beat mixing with the scuffle of urethane wheels. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2021 The company is instructing dealers to remove and reinstall the windshields or apply additional urethane adhesive without charge. Dave Sebastian, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2021 Ford indicated that the fix for the sunroof involves adding additional urethane adhesive to ensure the glass does not separate from the roof. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 27 Sep. 2021 An internal review group at Ford opened an investigation in June after a cracked windshield replacement revealed poor urethane adhesion, NHTSA documents show. Dave Sebastian, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of urethane

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for urethane

French uréthane, from ur- ur- entry 1 + éth- eth- + -ane

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“Urethane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urethane. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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urethane

noun
ure·​thane | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌthān How to pronounce urethane (audio) \
variants: or urethan \ -​ˌthan How to pronounce urethane (audio) \

Medical Definition of urethane

1 : a crystalline compound C3H7NO2 that is the ethyl ester of carbamic acid and is used especially as a solvent and in anesthetizing laboratory animals

called also ethyl carbamate

2 : an ester of carbamic acid other than the ethyl ester

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