Definition of Teflon™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Teflon™

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BrE BrE//ˈteflɒn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈteflɑːn//
 
 
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[uncountable] a substance used especially to cover the inside of cooking pans, that stops food from sticking to them Word Origin 1940s: from tetra- ‘four’ + fluoro + -on on the pattern of words such as nylon and rayon.
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