Definition of Bakelite

1. Noun. A thermosetting plastic used as electric insulators and for making plastic ware and telephone receivers etc..

Language type: Trademark
Generic synonyms: Plastic

Definition of Bakelite

1. Noun. A heat-resisting chemically inert phenol formaldehyde resin (an early thermosetting plastic). ¹

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Definition of Bakelite

1. any of various synthetic resins and plastics -- a trademark [n -S]

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Bairdiella chrysoura
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Baja Midnight
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Baker's cyst
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Baker Street
Bakersfield sound
Bakewell tart
Bakewell tarts
Bakke decision

Literary usage of Bakelite

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

1. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp (1916)
"bakelite bakelite is a plastic produced by the condensation of phenol and formaldehyde in the ... Three forms of the material are prepared as bakelite A, B, ..."

2. Chemistry of Materials of the Machine and Building Industries by Robert Benjamin Leighou (1917)
"bakelite has a high dielectric value and is used either alone to impregnate windings, or as a moulded composition with wood fiber, or as a filling material ..."

3. A Text Book of Chemical Engineering by Edward Hart (1922)
"(30) "bakelite"1 is obtained by heating phenol or cresol with formaldehyde preferably in presence of ammonia or other alkaline condensing agents. ..."

4. Creative Chemistry by Edwin Emery Slosson (1919)
"A new and enlarging field for bakelite and allied products is the making of ... Celluloid can be made perfectly transparent and colorless while bakelite is ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1920)
"The top of the tube is closed with a bakelite cap placed over the end of the ... A collar, also of bakelite, is inserted between the aluminum and the ..."

6. Theoretical and Practical Electrical Engineering: Comprising a Course of by Louis Denton Bliss (1922)
"The bakelite moulding process involves a temperature of 350 degrees ... After hardening, bakelite has no melting point, but at temperatures in excess ..."

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