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alkyd Syllabification: al·kyd
Pronunciation: /ˈalkid/

Definition of alkyd in English:


Any of a group of synthetic polyester resins derived from various alcohols and acids, used in varnishes, paints, and adhesives.
Example sentences
  • Modern paint media are based for the most part on synthetic alkyds (possibly oil-modified) and acrylics.
  • The acrylic-modified waterborne alkyd is a hybrid resin prepared by the polymerization of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer in the presence of a waterborne alkyd having at least one pendant sulfonate functionality.
  • The nonaqueous media include linseed or stand oils, dryers, varnish, alkyds, molten wax, organic solvent-based acrylic, epoxy, stains, and lacquers.


1920s: blend of alkyl and acid.

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