Definition of cyanoacrylate in English:

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cyanoacrylate

Pronunciation: /ˌsīənōˈakrəˌlāt/ Pronunciation: /sīˈanō-/

noun

Chemistry
Any of a class of compounds that are cyanide derivatives of acrylates. They are easily polymerized and are used to make quick-setting adhesives.
Example sentences
  • This adhesive is based on cyanoacrylates which spontaneously polymerizes in moist air.
  • For opaque hubs, choices range from quick-bonding adhesives such as cyanoacrylates to epoxy systems.
  • According to the company, cyanoacrylates are reactive monomer liquids that become polymer films when they react to moisture or certain chemicals.

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Syllabification: cy·a·no·ac·ry·late

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