a colorless, odorless, nontoxic, transparent, thermoplastic, water-insoluble resin used as an adhesive in certain paints and as an intermediate in the synthesis of polyvinyl acetal and polyvinyl alcohol.
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Also called PVA
Origin of polyvinyl acetate
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby polyvinyl acetate
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British Dictionary definitions for polyvinyl acetate
a colourless odourless tasteless resin used in emulsion paints, adhesives, sealers, a substitute for chicle in chewing gum, and for sealing porous surfacesAbbreviation: PVA
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