a tough synthetic resin used to make seals and bearings and to create a nonstick coating on cooking utensils.

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  • polytetrafluoroethylene — [ˌpɒlɪˌtɛtrəˌflʊərəʊ ɛθɪli:n, ˌflɔ: ] noun a tough synthetic resin used to make seals and bearings and to coat non stick cooking utensils …   English new terms dictionary

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