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Polymerization without the use of external heat, as a result of the addition of an activator and a catalyst.


Polymerization reaction initiated chemically rather than by application of heat or light.
Synonym(s): cold-cure polymerization.

autopolymerization (ô´tōpol´imərizā´shən),

n (cold-curing), the accomplishment of polymerization by chemical means without external application of heat or light.
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