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A trademark for a waxy, opaque material, polytetrafluoroethylene, employed as a coating on cooking utensils and in industrial applications to prevent sticking. This trademark often occurs in figurative contexts in print: "It would make of Gorbachev's stewardship a truly Teflon chairmanship, demonstrating that no Soviet actions, regardless of how egregious, will cling to him" (New Republic).
(Elements & Compounds) trademark polytetrafluoroethylene, when used in nonstick cooking vessels
facetious denoting the ability to evade blame: the Teflon president.
1. Trademark. a fluorocarbon polymer with slippery, nonsticking properties: used in the manufacture of electrical insulation, cookware coatings, etc.adj.
2. characterized by imperviousness to blame or criticism: a Teflon politician.
[(definition 2) 1980–85]
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|Noun||1.||Teflon - a trademark for a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided|
plastic - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product