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"acrylic" in British English

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acrylicnoun

uk   us   /əˈkrɪl.ɪk/
[U] a ​type of ​cloth or ​plasticproduced by ​chemicalprocesses [C usually plural] a ​type of ​paint

acrylicadjective

uk   us   /əˈkrɪl.ɪk/
made of a ​substance or ​clothproduced by ​chemicalprocesses from a ​type of acid: an acrylic ​scarf/​sweater acrylic ​paint
(Definition of acrylic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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acrylicadjective [not gradable]

 us   /əˈkrɪl·ɪk/
of or made from a ​type of ​acid or a ​resin (= ​chemicallyproducedstickysubstance) which is used in making ​plastic, ​cloth, and ​paint: acrylic ​paint They used acrylic ​yarn for the ​sweaters.
acrylic
noun [C usually pl]  us   /əˈkrɪl·ɪk/
He ​paints with acrylics. Synthetic ​materials like ​nylon, acrylic, and ​polyester can ​retainheat.
(Definition of acrylic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “acrylic”
in Spanish Acrilico…
in Vietnamese acrylic…
in Malaysian akrilik…
in Thai อะคริลิก…
in Chinese (Simplified) 丙烯酸的…
in Turkish akrilik, akrilik boya…
in Russian акриловое волокно, акриловая смола, акриловая краска…
in Indonesian akrilik…
in Chinese (Traditional) 丙烯酸的,壓克力製成的…
in Polish akryl, farba akrylowa…
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