Definitions

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

  • adjective Permanently hardening or solidifying on being heated. Used of certain synthetic resins.

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  • adjective chemistry becoming permanently hard or solidifying when heated; used especially of synthetic plastics such as Bakelite.

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  • adjective having the property of becoming permanently hard and rigid when heated or cured

Etymologies

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thermo- +‎ setting

Examples

  • Includes discussion of natural polymers from tropical trees and the vulcanization of rubber, semi-synthetics (such as celluloid), thermosetting plastics (such as Bakelite), amino plastics (such as melamine), thermoplastics, and high-tech plastics.

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  • Rifles were originally stocked with wood because the chemists of the late 1400s had not gotten around to inventing Kevlar, fiberglass, and thermosetting plastics.

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  • Rifles were originally stocked with wood because the chemists of the late 1400s had not gotten around to inventing Kevlar, fiberglass, and thermosetting plastics.

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  • Hexion says it's the world's largest producer of thermosetting resins, known in the trade as "thermosets."

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  • Look for a little life in early trading, but overall, Hexion's IPO will be about as exciting as watching those thermosetting resins boost adhesion as paint dries.

    Watching Paint Dry IPO Outlook: Hexion Specialty Chemicals

  • Hexion says it's the world's largest producer of thermosetting resins, known in the trade as "thermosets."

    Watching Paint Dry IPO Outlook: Hexion Specialty Chemicals

  • Wools are subjected to a similar variety of preshrinking methods using water, chemicals, or thermosetting resin treatments.

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  • Wools are subjected to a similar variety of preshrinking methods using water, chemicals, or thermosetting resin treatments.

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  • Wools are subjected to a similar variety of preshrinking methods using water, chemicals, or thermosetting resin treatments.

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  • Wools are subjected to a similar variety of preshrinking methods using water, chemicals, or thermosetting resin treatments.

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