Definition of epoxy in English:

epoxy

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈpɒksi
 
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noun (plural epoxies)

  • (also epoxy resin) [mass noun] An adhesive, plastic, or other material made from a class of synthetic thermosetting polymers containing epoxide groups.
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    • They can be used on a variety of material including fiberglass, wood, plastic, epoxy, rubber, laminates, particle board, soft metal and ceramic tile.
    • We use a material called epoxy to bind these girders.
    • For anchoring bolts and other materials to masonry - including concrete, stone, brick, and other similar materials - epoxy is the best product.

adjective

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  • Consisting of epoxy: epoxy cement
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    • ICL started out in 1986, with just two employees, as a specialist manufacturer of resins and paint additives, mainly focusing on polyurethane and epoxy technology.
    • Three fastening processes are used in photonics assembly: epoxy bonding, eutectic soldering, and laser welding.
    • The chassis and body have been made entirely of laminated carbon fibre and epoxy composite, and the reported weight is 1180 kg.

verb (epoxies, epoxying, epoxied)

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  • Glue (something) using epoxy resin: the wire is epoxied to the top of the nut
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    • The tubing was epoxied to this chamber top.
    • It's not exactly an item one has lying about, so Brezny took three feet of aluminum conduit, pressed it over the end of a Remington 870 barrel and epoxied it in place.
    • Okay, you've got both skis mounted with the toe units, they're epoxied and the boot-heel center marks line up perfectly with those on your skis.

Origin

early 20th century: from epi- 'in addition' + oxy-2.

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