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Teflon Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided
  • not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee; "they called Reagan the teflon president because mud never stuck to him"

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  • a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided

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Teflon Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

In chemistry, Polytetrafluoroethylene (often shortened to PTFE) is a polymer of tetrafluoroethylene. It is a fluoropolymer, because the polymerization is based on strong bonds of fluorine and carbon. Polytetrafluoroethylene is not very reactive. It also repels oil and water. It is better known by its trade-names, Teflon, and Gore-Tex. Teflon is a coating done to frying pans, among others. Gore-Tex is a membrane used in clothing.

Perfluorooctanoic acid is needed to produce Polytetrafluoroethylene,. Perfluorooctanoic acid is because it is very toxic for people and may cause cancer. The precursors for many chemical weapons are highly corrosive, their containers are therefore often treated with Polytetrafluoroethylene. For this reason, the export of Polytetrafluoroethylene from the European Union may need a special permit.

Teflon Sample Sentences in News

  • Smarter than we think
    “Ronald Reagan, attempting a great breakthrough in political technology, had been perfecting the Teflon-coated Presidency. He sees to it that nothing sticks to him.” — Patricia Schroeder President Benigno Noynoy Simeon Aquino is probably more Machiavellian and smarter than he is given credit for and less understood by most people, including his “bosses.” Read more on this news related to 'Teflon'
  • Analysis: An Acid Test for a Teflon Governor
    Rick Perry ’s protective cloak of incumbency is starting to fray. There is an indictment accusing him of abusing his powers when he threatened the state funding for the office of an Austin prosecutor who was refusing to resign after her arrest for drunken driving. Read more on this news related to 'Teflon'
  • Germany needs new bridges and roads
    For the past few years, Germany has been a shining exception to Europe’s economic weakness. Suddenly, though, the Teflon Teuton is in trouble. Germany’s GDP fell in the second quarter and more recent news has been grimmer still. Industrial output and exports plunged in August. Read more on this news related to 'Teflon'

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