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acrylic fiber

noun, Chemistry
1.
any of the group of synthetic textile fibers, as Orlon, made by the polymerization of acrylonitrile as the principal component with one or more other monomers.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • To suspend temporarily the duty on certain acrylic fiber tow.
  • acrylic fiber is, however, temperature sensitive and will support combustion.
acrylic fiber in Science
acrylic fiber  
Any of numerous synthetic fibers polymerized from acrylonitrile.
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