Bakelite meaning

bākə-līt, bāklīt
A trademark for any of a group of synthetic resins and plastics found in a variety of manufactured articles.
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Any of various synthetic resins and plastics, esp. ones made from formaldehyde and phenol.
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Such a resin.
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A heat-resisting chemically inert phenol formaldehyde resin (an early thermosetting plastic).
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Origin of bakelite

  • Patented July 1907 by its inventor, Leo Hendrik Baekeland. See -ite.

    From Wiktionary