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Definition of "epoxy" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • See epoxide. (noun)
  • To fasten together with epoxy. (verb-transitive)

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 "epoxy" in a sentence
  • "I dip the free end in epoxy to keep it from unraveling, but that is not critical."
  • "To be sure, it would be best to find out what epoxy is being used for that component and check with the epoxy supplier."
  • "Should have had @wendilynnmakeup dip you in epoxy to make the illusion really solid."