Definition of Thermosetting

1. Adjective. Having the property of becoming permanently hard and rigid when heated or cured. "The phenol resins and plastics were the original synthetic thermosetting materials"

Exact synonyms: Thermoset
Antonyms: Thermoplastic



Definition of Thermosetting

1. Adjective. (chemistry) becoming permanently hard or solidifying when heated; used especially of synthetic plastics such as Bakelite. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thermosetting

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thermosetting

thermos flask
thermoscope
thermoscopes
thermoscopic
thermosensation
thermosensitive
thermosensitively
thermosensitivities
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thermosensor
thermosensors
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thermoses
thermoset
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thermosetting (current term)
thermosetting compositions
thermosetting resin
thermosolutal
thermosonimetry
thermosphere
thermospheres
thermospheric
thermospray
thermosprays
thermostabile
thermostabilities
thermostability
thermostable
thermostable enzyme

Literary usage of Thermosetting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. New Materials Society, Challenges and Opportunities: New Materials Science ...by DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"thermosetting Polymers Polymers or resins which are transformed into a cross-linked product, and thus take on a "set" on heating, are said to be thermosets. ..."

2. HVAC and Chemical Resistance Handbook for the Engineer and Architect: A ...by Tom Arimes by Tom Arimes (1994)
"Polyester - resins are thermosetting synthetic resins formed by the polycondensation of ... These resins are a product of the thermosetting reaction between ..."

3. Innovative Materials and Equipment for Pavement Surface Repairs: Summary of by Kelly L. Smith (1994)
"thermosetting materials have seen very little use in asphalt pavements due mainly to their incompatibility with asphalt concrete, as mentioned earlier. ..."

4. The Fiberglass-Reinforced and Composite Plastics Industry: Guide to by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"The internal chemical structure of a thermosetting plastic material is ... Both thermoplastic and thermosetting resins are used to manufacture FRP/C plastic ..."

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