Definition of epoxy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈpɒksi/
Pronunciation: /ɛˈpɒksi/

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Consisting of epoxy: epoxy cement
More example sentences
  • 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)

[with object]
Glue (something) using epoxy resin: the wire is epoxied to the top of the nut
More example sentences
  • 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.


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

Words that rhyme with epoxy

boxy, doxy, foxy, moxie, poxy, proxy

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