Teflon meaning

tĕf'lŏn'
A tough, insoluble polymer, used in making nonsticking coatings, as for cookware, and in gaskets, bearings, electrical insulators, etc.
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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.
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This substance, esp. as a coating.
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Regarded as having the ability to maintain one's standing or reputation in spite of scandal, wrongdoing, etc.
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(trademark) Multiple film, resin, coatings, fabric and surface protectors made with PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) or fluoropolymer and surfactants not made with PTFE.
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(informal) (of a politician) Having an undamageable reputation (by analogy with nonstick Teflon surfaces).
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Origin of teflon

  • Trade name.
    From Wiktionary