Meaning of “acrylic” in the English Dictionary

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acrylicadjective [ not gradable ]

us /əˈkrɪl·ɪk/

of or made from a type of acid or a resin (= chemically produced sticky substance) which is used in making plastic, cloth, and paint:

acrylic paint
They used acrylic yarn for the sweaters.
noun [ C usually pl ] us /əˈkrɪl·ɪk/

He paints with acrylics.
Synthetic materials like nylon, acrylic, and polyester can retain heat.

(Definition of “acrylic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)