Meaning of “Teflon” in the English Dictionary

"Teflon" in British English

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Teflonnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtef.lɒn/ us /ˈtef.lɑːn/ trademark

a plastic that is very smooth and does not have chemical reactions with other substances. It is used in industry and as a surface for cooking pans so that food does not stick to the pan.

Teflonadjective [ before noun ]

/ˈtef.lɒn/ /ˈtef.lɑːn/

(Definition of “Teflon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Teflon" in American English

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Teflonnoun [ U ]

us /ˈtef·lɑn/ trademark

a chemically-produced substance that is put on the inside of cooking pans to keep food from sticking

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