meaning of acrylic

acrylic meaning in General Dictionary

Of or containing acryl the hypothetical radical of which acrolein may be the hydride as acrylic acidic The characteristic residue in an acrylic element may be the carbonyl team affixed right to an ethylenic carbon

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  • polymerized from acrylonitrile
  • a glassy thermoplastic; are cast and molded or found in coatings and glues
  • utilized specifically by musicians and artists
  • a synthetic textile
  • Of or containing acryl, the hypothetical radical which acrolein could be the hydride; since, acrylic acid.

acrylic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1855, "of or containing acryl," name of a radical from acrolein (1843), the name of a liquid in onions and garlic which makes eyes rip, from Latin acer "razor-sharp" (see acrid) + olere "to smell" (see smell) + -in (see -ine (2)). With adjectival suffix + -ic. Modern-day senses often short for acrylic fibre, acrylic resin, etc.


acrylic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or containing acryl, the hypothetical radical that acrolein may be the hydride; as, acrylic acid.


Sentence Examples with the word acrylic

Oxidation by strong oxidizing agents converts it successively into its aldehyde, acrolein, and into acrylic acid.

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