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English noun: acrylic

1. acrylic (substance) polymerized from acrylonitrile

Synonymsacrylic fiber

Broader (hypernym)man-made fiber, synthetic fiber

2. acrylic (substance) a glassy thermoplastic; can be cast and molded or used in coatings and adhesives

Synonymsacrylate resin, acrylic resin

Broader (hypernym)synthetic resin

Narrower (hyponym)Acrilan, polymethyl methacrylate, polypropenonitrile

3. acrylic (artifact) used especially by artists

Synonymsacrylic paint

Broader (hypernym)paint, pigment

4. acrylic (artifact) a synthetic fabric

Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

Narrower (hyponym)Courtelle, Orlon

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