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epoxy

[ ih-pok-see, ih-pok- ]
/ 瑟藞p蓲k si, 瑟藞p蓲k- /
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adjective
having the structure of an epoxide.
noun, plural ep路ox路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路ox路ied, ep路ox路y路ing.
to bond (two materials) by means of an epoxy resin.
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Origin of epoxy

First recorded in 1915鈥20; ep- + oxy-2
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British Dictionary definitions for epoxy

epoxy
/ (瑟藞p蓲ks瑟) /

adjective chem
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-
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for epoxy

epoxy
[ 沫-p艔ks膿 ]

n.
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.
adj.
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 epoxy

epoxy
[ 沫-p艔ks膿 ]

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 epoxy

epoxy
[ (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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