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compression molding


noun

a method of molding thermosetting plastic by closing a mold on it, forming the material by heat and pressure.

Nearby words

compressed speech, compressibility, compression, compression cyanosis, compression ignition, compression molding, compression paralysis, compression ratio, compression syndrome, compression wave, compression-ignition engine

Origin of compression molding

First recorded in 1935–40
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