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Definition for pva (2 of 2)

polyvinyl acetate

noun Chemistry.

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.
Also called PVA

Origin of polyvinyl acetate

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for pva (1 of 2)

PVA

abbreviation for

polyvinyl acetate

British Dictionary definitions for pva (2 of 2)

polyvinyl acetate

noun

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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