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Definition of "urethane" []

  • A colorless or white crystalline compound, CO(NH2)OC2H5, used in organic synthesis and formerly as a palliative treatment for leukemia. (noun)
  • Any of several esters, other than the ethyl ester, of carbamic acid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "urethane" in a sentence
  • "If oil and dirt get on the edges the new adhesive (also called urethane) may not bond correctly."
  • "Yes | No | Report from ggmack wrote 28 weeks 1 day ago use urethane as head cement. it is readily available at hardware stores and a quart is about 8 bucks around here."
  • "For safety purposes, RIBA's entire body is covered in a soft skin molded from an advanced lightweight urethane foam developed by TRI."