Definition of plasticize in English:

plasticize

Syllabification: plas·ti·cize
Pronunciation: /ˈplastəˌsīz
 
/

verb

[with object] (often as adjective plasticized)
  • 1Make plastic or moldable, especially by the addition of a plasticizer.
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    • A wide range of uses has been found for various phthalic acid esters, with the largest portion of these esters being used as plasticizing agents for polyvinyl chloride products.
    • In initial demonstrations last year, he and coworkers reported using the technique to investigate the deformation behaviour of partly plasticised samples of nylon 6.
    • During cell expansion, trafficking delivers proteins to plasticize the wall and supplies new plasma membrane and cell wall material to keep pace with growth.
  • 1.1Treat or make with plastic: plasticized cotton
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    • Her course research into the evolution of plastics in fashion had inspired her to create a bizarre hybrid of plasticised velvet, from which she produced unusual fashion handbags.
    • As the authors note, rising rates of asthma ‘have occurred during a period when plasticized products have become ubiquitous in the homes, schools, and workplaces of the developed world.’
    • In the restaurant, the wood furniture is starkly black, the walls are a cool celadon green, and the towering banquettes on one side of the room appear to have been molded from some dark, plasticized material by Prada.

Derivatives

plasticization

Pronunciation: /ˌplastəsiˈzāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • There is a large body of literature that reports a plasticization of T g with a concomitant antiplasticization of the sub-T g dynamics in the kHz frequency range.
  • In contrast to the performance of conventional materials, we demonstrate that plasticization can be harnessed to improve separation performance.
  • In contrast to the performance of conventional materials, we demonstrate that plasticization can be harnessed to improve separation performance.

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