Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • transitive verb To fasten together with epoxy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective chemistry Derived from an epoxide.
  • noun A thermosetting polyepoxide resin used chiefly in strong adhesives, coatings and laminates; epoxy resin.
  • verb To glue with epoxy.

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

  • noun a thermosetting resin; used chiefly in strong adhesives and coatings and laminates
  • verb glue with epoxy

Etymologies

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

[ep(i)– + oxy(gen).]

Examples

  • Should have had @wendilynnmakeup dip you in epoxy to make the illusion really solid.

    Tweets I have known

  • BPA is also in epoxy resins used to make paints, adhesives and canned food liners.

    Bisphenol A: What you need to know

  • I dip the free end in epoxy to keep it from unraveling, but that is not critical.

    Doe any of you know where I could get picture wire?

  • I dip the free end in epoxy to keep it from unraveling, but that is not critical.

    Doe any of you know where I could get picture wire?

  • Since it is made with plywood coated in epoxy you can only make it so fast because you have to wait for the epoxy to cure.

    Anyone make there own gear?

  • To be sure, it would be best to find out what epoxy is being used for that component and check with the epoxy supplier.

    Technical Q&A with Lennard Zinn: Safe crank removal?

  • Since it is made with plywood coated in epoxy you can only make it so fast because you have to wait for the epoxy to cure.

    Anyone make there own gear?

  • This is a wheat bread, a whole-wheat bread, and it's made with a new technique that I've been playing around with, and developing and writing about which, for lack of a better name, we call the epoxy method.

    Peter Reinhart on bread

  • This is a wheat bread, a whole-wheat bread, and it's made with a new technique that I've been playing around with, and developing and writing about which, for lack of a better name, we call the epoxy method.

    Peter Reinhart on bread

  • This is a wheat bread, a whole-wheat bread, and it's made with a new technique that I've been playing around with, and developing and writing about which, for lack of a better name, we call the epoxy method.

    Peter Reinhart on bread

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