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

 

Bakelite™

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbeɪkəlaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪkəlaɪt//
 
, also NAmE//ˈbeɪklaɪt//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a type of hard plastic used in the past for electrical equipment, etc. Word Origin early 20th cent.: named after Leo H. Baekeland (1863–1944), the Belgian-born American chemist who invented it, + -ite.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Bakelite™