Definition for pvp (2 of 2)

polyvinylpyrrolidone

[ pol-ee-vahyn-l-pi-roh-li-dohn, -rol-i- ]
/ ˌpɒl iˌvaɪn l pɪˈroʊ lɪˌdoʊn, -ˈrɒl ɪ- /

noun Chemistry.

a white, amorphous, water-soluble powder, (C6H9NO) n, used chiefly as a vehicle in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.

Origin of polyvinylpyrrolidone

First recorded in 1940–45; polyvinyl + pyrrole + -id3 + -one
Also called PVP
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Examples from the Web for pvp

  • Just pick a trading post where there's no PvP allowed and name a time.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow