Definition of Epoxy

1. Noun. A thermosetting resin; used chiefly in strong adhesives and coatings and laminates.

Exact synonyms: Epoxy Glue, Epoxy Resin
Substance meronyms: Adhesive, Adhesive Agent, Adhesive Material
Specialized synonyms: Crazy Glue
Generic synonyms: Synthetic Resin



2. Verb. Glue with epoxy. "Epoxy the shards"
Generic synonyms: Glue, Paste

Definition of Epoxy

1. Adjective. (chemistry) Derived from an epoxide. ¹

2. Noun. A thermosetting polyepoxide resin used chiefly in strong adhesives, coatings and laminates; epoxy resin. ¹

3. Verb. To glue with epoxy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epoxy

1. to glue with epoxy (a type of resin) [v EPOXIED or EPOXYED, EPOXYING, EPOXIES]

Medical Definition of Epoxy

1. Chemical term describing an oxygen atom bound to two linked carbon atoms Generally, any cyclic ether, but commonly applied to a 3-membered ring; specifically, a three-membered ring is an oxirane, a four-membered ring is an oxetane, a five-membered ring is an oxolane, and a six membered ring is an oxane; oxiranes are commonly produced from peracids acting on alkenes. Epoxys are important chemical intermediates, and the basis of epoxy resins (polymers) formed from epoxy monomers. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epoxy

epotation
epotations
epothilone
epothilones
epoxidation
epoxidations
epoxide
epoxide hydrolases
epoxides
epoxidize
epoxidized
epoxidizes
epoxidizing
epoxied
epoxies
epoxy (current term)
epoxy glue
epoxy resin
epoxy resins
epoxyalcohol
epoxycholesterol
epoxydic
epoxyed
epoxyeicosatrienoic
epoxyeicosatrienoic acid
epoxyethane
epoxygenase
epoxygenases
epoxying
epoxylignan

Literary usage of Epoxy

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1. HVAC and Chemical Resistance Handbook for the Engineer and Architect: A ...by Tom Arimes by Tom Arimes (1994)
"epoxy resins can be cured by baking or catalyzing (3). When cured, epoxy coatings have a more supple finish and improved adhesion qualities. ..."

2. Economic Evaluation of Long-Life Pavements by OECD Staff, Oecd (2005)
"epoxy- asphalt is one example. (Synthetic binders are examples for non-asphaltic systems. ... epoxy asphalt The epoxy asphalt binder is a two-phase, ..."

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