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).
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Teflon

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

Teflon

® [ˈteflɒn] Nteflón ® m
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Teflon®

[ˈtɛflɒn] nTéflon® m
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Teflon®

nTeflon® nt
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Teflon

® [ˈtɛflɒn] nTeflon ® m
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References in periodicals archive ?
In the past, this reaction was discussed in some detail for the detection of fast neutrons [7] where a Teflon cup covering a 30 cc Ge(Li) diode was used to detect the 6.13 MeV photon.
Teflon is DuPont's brand of a large class of products that contain perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which have contaminated bloodstreams of the general U.S.
Teflon particles, injected into the bladder or subureter, react unpredictably with the host tissue.
These folks, it turns out, do not have Teflon. The CBC changed' its rules, and Leslie got out five minutes before he was fired after nearly 10 years of influence and success.
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.
Go ahead and wrap Teflon tape around the male threads just like always.
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.
Even so, when Teflon-coated cookware is heated at high temperatures, it releases toxins which cause what has come to be called "Teflon flu"--symptoms of headache, chills, backache and fever.
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.
National Paints Factories of Sharjah, one of the largest paint producers in the Middle East, has signed a Teflon trademark licence agreement with DuPont.