[ ih-pok-see, ih-pok- ]
/ ɪˈpɒk si, ɪˈpɒk- /
having the structure of an epoxide.
noun, plural ep·ox·ies.
Also called epoxy resin. any of a class of resins derived by polymerization from epoxides: used chiefly in adhesives, coatings, electrical insulation, solder mix, and castings.
verb (used with object), ep·ox·ied, ep·ox·y·ing.
to bond (two materials) by means of an epoxy resin.
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British Dictionary definitions for epoxied
/ (ɪˈpɒksɪ) /
of, consisting of, or containing an oxygen atom joined to two different groups that are themselves joined to other groupsepoxy group
of, relating to, or consisting of an epoxy resin
noun plural epoxies
short for epoxy resin
Word Origin for epoxy
C20: from epi- + oxy- ²
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Medical definitions for epoxied
[ ĭ-pŏk′sē ]
Any of various usually thermosetting resins capable of forming tight cross-linked polymer structures characterized by toughness, strong adhesion, and low shrinkage, used especially in surface coatings and adhesives.
Containing an oxygen atom bound to two different atoms linked in some other way, especially a compound containing a ring formed by one oxygen atom and two carbon atoms.
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Scientific definitions for epoxied
[ ĭ-pŏk′sē ]
Any of various artificial resins made of chains of epoxide rings. Epoxies are tough, very adhesive, and resistant to chemicals. They are used to make protective coatings and glues. Also called epoxy resin
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Cultural definitions for epoxied
[ (i-pok-see) ]
A high-strength adhesive, often made of two different materials that must be mixed together just prior to use.
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