epoxy

Epoxy is a very strong type of glue. Epoxy is used in the construction of airplanes and cars, among other things.

While epoxy can be used for a variety of substances made of a certain chemical compound, from paints to plastics, it most commonly means an industrial-strength adhesive. Epoxy is so sticky and so strong that it can hold together the parts of a boat or a bicycle, and keep the fin of a surfboard attached, even in the water. The word epoxy combines epi-, "in addition" and oxy, from oxygen.

Definitions of epoxy
  1. noun
    a thermosetting resin; used chiefly in strong adhesives and coatings and laminates
    synonyms: epoxy glue, epoxy resin
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    types:
    Crazy Glue
    a commercial brand of epoxy glue
    type of:
    synthetic resin
    a resin having a polymeric structure; especially a resin in the raw state; used chiefly in plastics
  2. verb
    glue with epoxy
    epoxy the shards”
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    type of:
    glue, paste
    join or attach with or as if with glue
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