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

  • n. Any of various resins, widely varying in flexibility, used in tough chemical-resistant coatings, adhesives, and foams.

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  • n. Any of various polymeric resins containing urethane links; used in very many industrial and domestic applications.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any polymer containing [-NH.CO.O-] linkages; such polymers are much used as the basis of light but rigid foams for packaging (polyurethane foam) and for hard coatings, as on floors.

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

  • n. any of various polymers containing the urethane radical; a wide variety of synthetic forms are made and used as adhesives or plastics or paints or rubber


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