polyvinyl alcohol

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polyvinyl alcohol (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) A water-soluble synthetic polymer prepared by partial or complete hydrolysis of polyvinyl acetate to remove acetate groups, having many uses, including as an adhesive and surfactant and in freshwater angling. Abbreviations: PVA, PVAL, PVOH

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