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tacky dry[¦tak·ē ′drī]
Also known as tacky.
In drying of adhesive, that stage at which the volatile constituents have evaporated or have been absorbed sufficiently to give the adhesive the desired degree of tack.
In drying of paint, that stage at which the paint surface feels sticky when lightly touched.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
tacky dry, tacky
1. That stage in the drying of an adhesive at which the volatile constituents have evaporated or been absorbed sufficiently so as to leave the adhesive in a desired condition of tackiness.
2. That stage in the drying of a paint at which the film appears sticky when lightly touched with the finger.
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