Definition of polyvinyl acetate in English:

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polyvinyl acetate

Pronunciation: /pɒlɪˈvʌɪnɪl/
(abbreviation PVA)


[mass noun]
A synthetic resin made by polymerizing vinyl acetate, used chiefly in paints and adhesives.
Example sentences
  • They are based on nitro cellulose or polyvinyl acetate, normally elastomeric products, dispersed in solvent.
  • It can refer to polyvinyl chloride, but in caulks it generally indicates polyvinyl acetate.
  • After removal, the moulds are filled with polyvinyl acetate mixed with tinted oil paint and paraffin.

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