- of or derived from acrylic acid.
Origin of acrylic
Examples from the Web for acrylic
The coat (available in both denim and acrylic) was reportedly created in 2004, though it is still awaiting patent.From the Anti-Rape Bra to Chastity Belts: How Women Use Clothing for Protection
June 5, 2013
Waves crashed against the $9 million, 26-foot-high acrylic pavilion that encases the 90-year-old carousel.Jane’s Carousel Survives A Very Close Call With Hurricane Sandy
November 1, 2012
A hard court, like the ones at the U.S. Open, consists of a thin film of acrylic over an asphalt base.The U.S. Open’s Watergate
Allen St. John
September 9, 2011
His acrylic radio collar was also cracked on the right side in three places.An Experimental Translocation of the Eastern Timber Wolf
Thomas F. Weise
The transmitter, batteries, and antenna were molded into a collar of acrylic weighing 11 ounces (Mech et al. 1965).
It forms an addition product with acrylic ester, which on heating loses nitrogen and leaves trimethylene dicarboxylic ester.
- of, derived from, or concerned with acrylic acid
Word Origin and History for acrylic
1855, "of or containing acryl," name of a radical from acrolein (1843), the name of a liquid in onions and garlic that makes eyes tear, from Latin acer "sharp" (see acrid) + olere "to smell" (see odor) + -in (see -ine (2)). With adjectival suffix + -ic. Modern senses often short for acrylic fiber, acrylic resin, etc.
- An acrylic resin.
- A paint containing acrylic resin.
- An acrylic fiber.