Adjective "melamine" definition and examples

(Melamine may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛləmiːn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A white crystalline compound made by heating cyanamide and used in making plastics.
  1. 'Sulphonated melamine formaldehyde condensate in the form of an aqueous solution was used.'
  2. 'The melamine / acrylic binder is also more brittle than other binder resins we have used.'
A plastic used chiefly for laminated coatings, made by copolymerizing melamine with formaldehyde.
  1. 'Available in various materials such as bone, melamine, glass and plastic, there is a dish for every utility of your kitchen and the dining hall.'
  2. 'There are metal forks and spoons, melamine Chinese spoons and plastic chopsticks.'
  3. 'Other than the sixties-era retro-grainy design of the eggshell surface, the melamine could be brand new.'

More definitions

1. a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C 3 N 3 (NH 2) 3 , used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of resins, especially melamine resins.

2. any of the melamine resins.

More examples(as adjective)

"plants can be melamine."

"productions can be melamine."

"technologies can be melamine."

"retardants can be melamine."

"products can be melamine."

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Origin

Mid 19th century: from German melam (an arbitrary formation), denoting an insoluble amorphous organic substance, + amine.