designating or of a compound in which an oxygen atom is joined to each of two attached atoms, usually carbon; specif., designating any of various thermosetting resins, containing epoxy groups, that are blended with other chemicals to form strong, hard, chemically resistant adhesives, enamel coatings, etc.
Origin of epoxyep(i)- + oxy(gen)
an epoxy resin
to glue with epoxy resin
- 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.
- See epoxide.
transitive verbep·ox·ied, ep·ox·y·ing, ep·ox·ies
To fasten together with epoxy.
Origin of epoxyep(i)– + oxy(gen).
- (chemistry) Derived from an epoxide.
(third-person singular simple present epoxies, present participle epoxying, simple past and past participle epoxied or epoxyed)
- To glue with epoxy.