a fluorocarbon polymer with slippery, nonsticking properties; polytetrafluoroethylene.
characterized by imperviousness to blame or criticism: a Teflon politician.
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How to use Teflon in a sentence
Playing around in his lab in search of a cheaper way to make plumber’s tape from Teflon, he stretched that material out while heated and found that he’d created a very thin membrane with billions of microscopic pores in every square inch.This New Breathable Hard Shell Is Also the Most Waterproof | wsiler | September 18, 2021 | Outside Online
Teflon is a chemical coating that keeps food from sticking to pots and pans.Ordinary paper turns into flexible human-powered keypad | Kathryn Hulick | November 6, 2020 | Science News For Students
The 53-year-old actor and director is Hollywood Teflon, liked and respected by all.
We are talking not of a Teflon Rupert, a man against whom nothing sticks.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine | Clive Irving | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For Jeter and/or his team of representatives, that criticism is going to slide away like he was made of pure Teflon.Why We Worship Derek Jeter (Even If He Kinda Sucks at Shortstop) | Robert Silverman | February 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Consider the steady-handed neurosurgeon with the outsized ego, the larger-than-life CEO, and, yes, the Teflon-coated politician.Unlock Your Inner Psychopath: Kevin Dutton’s ‘The Wisdom of Psychopaths’ | Robert Herritt | October 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, those scratching their heads over what happened to the once-Teflon Mad Men are missing the point.‘Homeland’ Sweeps the Emmys: Why Showtime’s Thriller Exploded | Jace Lacob | September 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We don't know the formula yet, but it is as much more stable than our Teflon as Teflon is than corn-meal mush.Masters of Space | Edward Elmer Smith
That much the Kedy brains, molded solidly into Teflon-lined, massively braced steel spheres, could just withstand.Masters of Space | Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for Teflon
trademark polytetrafluoroethylene, when used in nonstick cooking vessels
facetious denoting the ability to evade blame: the Teflon president
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