Meaning of THERMOSET in English


I. ˈthərməˌset noun

Etymology: therm- + set (become solid)

: a thermosetting material before or after curing

II. adjective

: relatively incapable of softening or fusing when heated : thermosetting

a truly thermoset material may decompose at some elevated temperature but will not soften — R.R.McGregor

— compare thermoplastic

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