Teflon


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Tef·lon

 (tĕf′lŏn′)
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).

Teflon

(ˈtɛflɒn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) trademark polytetrafluoroethylene, when used in nonstick cooking vessels
adj
facetious denoting the ability to evade blame: the Teflon president.

Tef•lon

(ˈtɛf lɒn)
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Translations

Teflon

® [ˈteflɒn] Nteflón ® m

Teflon®

[ˈtɛflɒn] nTéflon® m

Teflon®

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Teflon

® [ˈtɛflɒn] nTeflon ® m
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He never beat his last Teflon opponent, Jean Chretien.
The seamless smooth liner of the 'OHM' type conforms to DIN 26055-3 Type B and is made of black, electrically conductive Teflon [R] PTFE.
CRP states it uses Teflon PFA as it provides the highest resistance to permeation of all of the fluoropolymers and is the material of choice for the most aggressive conditions.
At surgical exploration under general anaesthetic, a 6 [CHI] 4 cm piece of Teflon felt intimately associated with the old femoral artery repair was removed and the wound closed.
This investigation demonstrates how to find an optimal surrounding microenvironment of a-galactosidase in Teflon membranes, which provides its maximal efficiency under non-isothermal conditions.
A critical ingredient Sayegh said Teflon was a critical ingredient that allowed his company to create paints that could withstand the ME region's challenging environmental conditions.
Under the agreement, National Paints will co-brand five interior/exterior paints and a wood varnish with Teflon, marking the third license of its kind to be signed in the Middle East.
Surgeon Joseph Marzouk has already applied Teflon in other surgeries with great results.
1) Currently available materials include bovine collagen, hydroxyapatite, Gelfoam, autologous fat, micronized acellular human dermis, hyaluronan, and Teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene).
Plunkett Award submissions can use any DuPont fluoropolymer, such as Teflon, Nation, Tedlar, Tefzel and Zonyl fluoropolymers, films, fibers, finishes, coatings or other DuPont fluoropolymer products covered under the Teflon trademark.
This includes brushed rib v-neck jumpers in a selection of colours as well as pique polos, shorts, blouses and Teflon skirts and trousers.