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Dictionary Definition

teflon adj : not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee; "they called Reagan the teflon president because mud never stuck to him" [syn: slippery, tricky] n : a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided [syn: polytetrafluoroethylene]

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Proper noun

  1. A registered trademark of DuPont for its multiple film, resin, coatings, fabric and surface protectors made with PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene)or fluoropolymer and surfactants not made with PTFE only authorized under license by DuPont to its customers and licensees.


  1. (of a politician) having an undamaged reputation.

Extensive Definition

Teflon is a registered trademark and brand name of the DuPont company for products made from three types of fluorine-containing polymers (fluoropolymers).
Teflon in Italian: Teflon
Teflon in Tamil: டெஃப்லான்
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