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acrylic


adjective

  1. of or derived from acrylic acid.

noun

  1. acrylic fiber.
  2. acrylic resin.
  3. a paint, prepared especially for artists, in which an acrylic resin serves as a vehicle.
  4. a painting done with this type of paint: She sold several acrylics during the show.

adjective

  1. of, derived from, or concerned with acrylic acid

noun

  1. short for acrylic fibre, acrylic resin
  2. a paint or colour containing acrylic resin
adj.

1855, “of or containing acryl,” name of a radical from acrolein (1843), the name of a liquid in onions and garlic that makes eyes tear, from Latin acer “sharp” (see acrid) + olere “to smell” (see odor) + -in (see -ine (2)). With adjectival suffix + -ic. Modern senses often short for acrylic fiber, acrylic resin, etc.

  1. An acrylic resin.
  2. A paint containing acrylic resin.
  3. An acrylic fiber.

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