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polyacrylic acid

[pol-ee-uh-kril-ik, pol-] /ˈpɒl i əˈkrɪl ɪk, ˌpɒl-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a polymer of acrylic acid used as a sizing agent in the manufacture of nylon and other synthetic textiles.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; poly- + acrylic
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