a fiber having resistance to high temperatures and great strength, formed from an aramid and used in materials for bulletproof vests and radial tires.
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What’s the name of the food causing a minor crisis in South Korea?
Koreans eat it with almost every meal. When the country’s first astronauts went into space, portions of this food went with them. Each year, South Koreans consume more than two million tons of it. Now, because of abnormal fall weather, there is a shortage, driving the country into crisis. The food is called kimchi, or gimchi, kimchee, or kim chee. It is a fermented, spicy …
Origin of aramid fiber
First recorded in 1970–75
Also called pol·y·ar·a·mid [pol-ee-ar-uh-mid] /ˌpɒl iˈær ə mɪd/.
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