from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A substance, such as sealing wax, used to seal a surface to prevent passage of a liquid or gas.
- n. A plastic resin used in dentistry to coat the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent the growth of cavity-causing bacteria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any material used to seal a surface so as to prevent passage of a fluid.
- n. A mixture of polymers, fillers, and pigments used to fill and seal joints where moderate movement is expected.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a kind of sealing material that is used to form a hard coating on a porous surface (as a coat of paint or varnish used to size a surface)
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A re-application of non-oil-based sealant is in order after a year of service.
Had my whole house done in "saltillo tile" - and sealed and protected with a shiny sealant - now, a few years later - the sealant is blistering off - and exposing the original surface - which is being stained by the mopping!! has anyone ever SANDED DOWN and refinished tile by tile? if so, how and with what products available in Guadalajara?
Researchers in Austin have found that the level of PAHs can be 25 percent higher in homes adjacent to parking lots with coal-tar sealant, which is a huge concern for those of you with children crawling around on the floor.
"A sealant is a plastic material that is placed on the chewing surface up close to your teeth and it protects your teeth from bacteria getting into the deep pits and grooves and getting decayed," said Susan Schroeder, an IUSB dental student helping put on the clinic.
A sealant is the placement of plastic like material into the fissures on the chewing surface of a tooth.
The key to the sealant is a family of unique mussel adhesive proteins containing a high concentration of dihydroxyphenylalanine, an amino acid.
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We had to do quite a bit of research but identified a San Diego-based firm that makes fully sustainable sealant which is water not oil based.
It works by injecting some kind of sealant into the flat tire while inflating it at the same time.
Yes, shellac is just one kind of sealant you can use.