acrylic acid

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
aˈcryl•ic ˈac•id,  n. [uncountable]
  1. a strong-smelling liquid used in the manufacture of plastics.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
acrylic acid, [Chem.]
  1. Chemistrya colorless, corrosive liquid, C3H4O2, having an acrid odor, usually derived from acrolein by oxidation: used esp. in the synthesis of acrylic resins.
Etymology:1850–55


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

acrylic acid n
  1. a colourless corrosive pungent liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of acrylic resins. Formula: CH2:CHCOOH
    Systematic name: propenoic acid



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