Definition of bonded in English:



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

    ‘bonded metal plates’
    • ‘This mixture was then conveyed to the top of a Boyd hydraulic brick press and bonded into a semi-hard brick with moderate pressure.’
    • ‘It's the same technology as photocopiers: toner particles are bonded to paper through heat.’
    • ‘In the LOM process, layers of paper are placed, bonded to the layer below, and cut with a laser.’
    • ‘A bonded joint has very good shear strength, but not so good resistance to being pulled or torn apart; riveting is the familiar answer.’
    • ‘Roll-bonded panels are made from two sheets of aluminum that are bonded together by heat and pressure.’
    • ‘Jill Fogg, for the agency, told them that when it investigated, an officer found cement, bonded asbestos and a bag containing hydrated lime.’
    • ‘An arrow shot through it and the names Kenny and Lori were bonded together.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Between the outer fabric and the headliner is a bonded fiber insulation to reduce noise and heat transmission.’
    • ‘The deck and hull of all Fountain boats are securely bonded together with adhesives, mechanical fasteners as well as fiberglass and resin.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This patented coating is bonded permanently to the surface of the glass by a special manufacturing process.’
    • ‘One end of the bonded material was clamped to a metal ‘crosshead,’ which moved when a lead screw was turned by a geared motor.’
    • ‘Discovered in Sheffield in the 1740s, Sheffield plate was a bonded laminate of a thin layer of silver to a block of copper.’
    • ‘They can be heat sealed, solvent bonded, or ultrasonically welded to other PVC parts.’
    • ‘MDF, or medium density fiberboard, is a manufactured wood product consisting of sawdust bonded together at high heat and pressure by resins.’
    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.’
      • ‘And I know that we never truly bonded or talked about our feelings for each other.’
      • ‘I feel we have bonded nicely and understand each other a little more.’
      • ‘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’
      • ‘When assigning priority to groups, atoms that are directly bonded to the carbon atom have their priority based upon their atomic number.’
      • ‘This method appears promising for covalently bonded metals.’
      • ‘Ionic compounds, however, are composed of ions, not covalently bonded atoms.’
      • ‘A diamond is a special kind of covalent network solid, because it consists entirely of covalently bonded carbon atoms.’
      • ‘Organic compounds and other covalently bonded molecules do not dissolve well in water.’
      • ‘Specific sequences of these base pairs, which are bonded together by atoms of hydrogen, make up the genes.’
      • ‘Many elements ordinarily occur as diatomic molecules, or molecules consisting of two atoms chemically bonded.’
      • ‘These materials contain planes in which copper and oxygen atoms are chemically bonded to each other.’
      • ‘Side groups are also chemically bonded to atoms in the chain to give the polymer its unique characteristics.’
      • ‘These monomers are generally bonded together in a chain-like manner creating a molecular backbone.’
      • ‘Lewis's idea of stable, filled electron shells can be used to predict which atom is bonded to which other atom in a molecule.’
      • ‘Such substances consist of a nitrate ion chemically bonded to a hydrocarbon molecule that's lost one of its hydrogen atoms.’
      • ‘The carbon atoms are covalently bonded and surrounded by hydrogen atoms.’
      • ‘Each tiny V-shaped water molecule is made of two hydrogen atoms covalently bonded to oxygen.’
      • ‘The two components are not chemically bonded, but are linked by van der Waals forces.’
      • ‘Thermoplastics consist of long carbon chains that are covalently bonded to chains of other atoms.’
      • ‘Some chemicals are generally encountered as a diatomic bonded pair.’
      • ‘Bond strength is the energy needed to break apart two bonded atoms.’
      • ‘In silica, each silicon atom is bonded to four oxygen atoms and each oxygen atom is bonded to two silicon atoms.’
      • ‘A chemical reaction therefore reveals which pair of building blocks has bonded to the enzyme.’
  • 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 debt) secured by bonds.
      • ‘500 bonded scholarships will be available to high-achieving students.’
      • ‘Though unnecessary for the under- $100,000 projects he had been handling, the company needed to become bonded in order to go after larger projects.’
      • ‘He said he was fully bonded by his insurers and the bank.’
      • ‘Some experience has already been gained with cooperative debt exchange and re-profiling of bonded debt in the case of some member countries.’
      • ‘Lenders will insist on a fixed price contract from a reputable builder that is fully bonded in most cases, and will usually only issue funds in stages as per the architect's certificate of value.’
      • ‘Would a bonded student loan abatement system encourage you to hang around after you gain a new qualification?’
    2. 2.2(of a worker or workforce) obliged to work for a particular employer, often in a condition close to slavery.
      • ‘The Bonded Liberation Front estimates that there are 25m bonded children in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Tucker and Ganeson estimate the number of bonded child laborers in India at 15 million.’
      • ‘There, production still depends on bonded children.’
      • ‘Some are brought in quite legally but are bonded though debts of up to £30,000 and forced to work.’
      • ‘Even though it has been illegal for 70 years, there are an estimated 25,000 bonded laborers in Nepal.’
  • 3(of dutiable goods) placed in bond.

    • ‘Arena would receive lists of bonded goods on offer from other traders so he would know what goods were available in the market.’
    • ‘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.’