from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various usually thermosetting resins capable of forming tight cross-linked polymer structures characterized by toughness, strong adhesion, and low shrinkage, used especially in surface coatings and adhesives.
  • n. See epoxide.
  • transitive v. To fasten together with epoxy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Derived from an epoxide.
  • n. A thermosetting polyepoxide resin used chiefly in strong adhesives, coatings and laminates; epoxy resin.
  • v. To glue with epoxy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a thermosetting resin; used chiefly in strong adhesives and coatings and laminates
  • v. glue with epoxy


ep(i)- + oxy(gen).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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