Definition of bonded in English:



  • 1(of a thing or things) joined securely to another or each other, especially by an adhesive, heat process, or pressure.

    ‘a bonded carpet’
    • ‘Between the outer fabric and the headliner is a bonded fiber insulation to reduce noise and heat transmission.’
    • ‘This mixture was then conveyed to the top of a Boyd hydraulic brick press and bonded into a semi-hard brick with moderate pressure.’
    • ‘The deck and hull of all Fountain boats are securely bonded together with adhesives, mechanical fasteners as well as fiberglass and resin.’
    • ‘It's the same technology as photocopiers: toner particles are bonded to paper through heat.’
    • ‘Roll-bonded panels are made from two sheets of aluminum that are bonded together by heat and pressure.’
    • ‘Discovered in Sheffield in the 1740s, Sheffield plate was a bonded laminate of a thin layer of silver to a block of copper.’
    • ‘The floor and tunnel are spot welded together and then bonded with adhesives to the structural framework.’
    • ‘The firm's efforts resulted in a patented coating which is bonded permanently to glass via a specialised manufacturing process.’
    • ‘An arrow shot through it and the names Kenny and Lori were bonded together.’
    • ‘They can be heat sealed, solvent bonded, or ultrasonically welded to other PVC parts.’
    • ‘First the Kraft paper type sheets are glued together along with the print film, then this is glued to the core, and everything is bonded together under pressure.’
    • ‘In the LOM process, layers of paper are placed, bonded to the layer below, and cut with a laser.’
    • ‘One end of the bonded material was clamped to a metal ‘crosshead,’ which moved when a lead screw was turned by a geared motor.’
    • ‘Jill Fogg, for the agency, told them that when it investigated, an officer found cement, bonded asbestos and a bag containing hydrated lime.’
    • ‘MDF, or medium density fiberboard, is a manufactured wood product consisting of sawdust bonded together at high heat and pressure by resins.’
    • ‘A bonded joint has very good shear strength, but not so good resistance to being pulled or torn apart; riveting is the familiar answer.’
    • ‘This patented coating is bonded permanently to the surface of the glass by a special manufacturing process.’
    1. 1.1Emotionally or psychologically linked.
      ‘a strongly bonded group of females’
      • ‘Interestingly, we didn't know each other till this event, but have bonded since.’
      • ‘I feel we have bonded nicely and understand each other a little more.’
      • ‘And I know that we never truly bonded or talked about our feelings for each other.’
      • ‘The couple bonded over the restaurant, fishing and golf.’
      • ‘She said many of the victims' families had bonded over the years to support each other in their grief.’
    2. 1.2Held by a chemical bond.
      ‘bonded atoms’
      • ‘Specific sequences of these base pairs, which are bonded together by atoms of hydrogen, make up the genes.’
      • ‘Ionic compounds, however, are composed of ions, not covalently bonded atoms.’
      • ‘Many elements ordinarily occur as diatomic molecules, or molecules consisting of two atoms chemically bonded.’
      • ‘Thermoplastics consist of long carbon chains that are covalently bonded to chains of other atoms.’
      • ‘Each tiny V-shaped water molecule is made of two hydrogen atoms covalently bonded to oxygen.’
      • ‘The carbon atoms are covalently bonded and surrounded by hydrogen atoms.’
      • ‘Lewis's idea of stable, filled electron shells can be used to predict which atom is bonded to which other atom in a molecule.’
      • ‘When assigning priority to groups, atoms that are directly bonded to the carbon atom have their priority based upon their atomic number.’
      • ‘These materials contain planes in which copper and oxygen atoms are chemically bonded to each other.’
      • ‘In silica, each silicon atom is bonded to four oxygen atoms and each oxygen atom is bonded to two silicon atoms.’
      • ‘This method appears promising for covalently bonded metals.’
      • ‘Organic compounds and other covalently bonded molecules do not dissolve well in water.’
      • ‘Such substances consist of a nitrate ion chemically bonded to a hydrocarbon molecule that's lost one of its hydrogen atoms.’
      • ‘Side groups are also chemically bonded to atoms in the chain to give the polymer its unique characteristics.’
      • ‘A diamond is a special kind of covalent network solid, because it consists entirely of covalently bonded carbon atoms.’
      • ‘These monomers are generally bonded together in a chain-like manner creating a molecular backbone.’
      • ‘A chemical reaction therefore reveals which pair of building blocks has bonded to the enzyme.’
      • ‘Bond strength is the energy needed to break apart two bonded atoms.’
      • ‘Some chemicals are generally encountered as a diatomic bonded pair.’
      • ‘The two components are not chemically bonded, but are linked by van der Waals forces.’
  • 2(of a person or company) bound by a legal agreement, in particular.

    • ‘A friend of Adam's had co-signed a form to say I was bonded to him so there was no way for me to get out of the place, although I did run away once.’
    • ‘Under a surety bond, if the bonded party doesn't fulfill their side of a deal, the company issuing the bond steps in to compensate the customer.’
    1. 2.1(of a travel agent or tour operator) holding an insurance policy which protects travellers' holidays and money should the company go bankrupt.
      ‘a fully bonded member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators’
      • ‘As a fully bonded independent ABTA travel agent, we are able to negotiate special rates with many tour companies and cruise lines.’
      • ‘He said people appreciated the benefits of booking a package with a bonded travel company, in light of recent natural disasters and international terrorism.’
      • ‘Ask what protection is in place before booking and, if your operator is not bonded, pay by credit card.’
      • ‘It is completely Irish owned and is fully licensed and bonded by the government and IATA.’
      • ‘Established in 1936, it is a family owned, fully bonded travel company.’
      • ‘The conclusion: provided you are happy to forgo the protection of a bonded package holiday, it makes sense to shop around for the components of a trip.’
    2. 2.2(of a worker or workforce) obliged to work for a particular employer, typically in a condition close to slavery.
      ‘it is estimated that there are now some 50 million bonded labourers’
      • ‘Tucker and Ganeson estimate the number of bonded child laborers in India at 15 million.’
      • ‘The Bonded Liberation Front estimates that there are 25m bonded children in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.’
      • ‘Even though it has been illegal for 70 years, there are an estimated 25,000 bonded laborers in Nepal.’
      • ‘Some are brought in quite legally but are bonded though debts of up to £30,000 and forced to work.’
      • ‘There, production still depends on bonded children.’
      • ‘Laborers are bonded to the owners through a system of advanced payments whose interest rates are so high that workers can never repay them fully.’
  • 3(of dutiable goods) placed in bond.

    • ‘Another sign of Jakarta's gloomy investment atmosphere is the number of investors who have canceled plans to open operations in the bonded zone in Marunda.’
    • ‘Arena would receive lists of bonded goods on offer from other traders so he would know what goods were available in the market.’