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n. pl. ep·ox·ies
1. Any of various usually thermosetting resins capable of forming tight cross-linked polymer structures characterized by toughness, strong adhesion, and low shrinkage, used especially in surface coatings and adhesives.
2. See epoxide.
tr.v. ep·ox·ied, ep·ox·y·ing, ep·ox·ies
To fasten together with epoxy.

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1. (Chemistry) of, consisting of, or containing an oxygen atom joined to two different groups that are themselves joined to other groups: epoxy group.
2. (Chemical Engineering) of, relating to, or consisting of an epoxy resin
n, pl epoxies
(Chemical Engineering) short for epoxy resin
[C20: from epi- + oxy-2]
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(ɪˈpɒk si)

adj., n., pl. -ox•ies., adj.
1. (of an organic chemical) containing a group (epox′y group`) that consists of an oxygen atom bound to two already connected atoms, usu. carbon.
2. Also called epox′y res`in. any of a class of resins derived by polymerization from epoxides: used chiefly in adhesives, coatings, and castings.
3. to bond (two materials) by means of an epoxy resin.
[1915–20; ep- + oxy-2 (orig. as prefix)]
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Any of various artificial resins that are tough, very adhesive, and resistant to chemicals. Epoxies are used to make protective coatings and glues.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epoxy - a thermosetting resin; used chiefly in strong adhesives and coatings and laminates
adhesive, adhesive agent, adhesive material - a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
Crazy Glue - a commercial brand of epoxy glue
synthetic resin - a resin having a polymeric structure; especially a resin in the raw state; used chiefly in plastics
Verb1.epoxy - glue with epoxy; "epoxy the shards"
glue, paste - join or attach with or as if with glue; "paste the sign on the wall"; "cut and paste the sentence in the text"
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n. epoxia, adhesivo.
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