Definition of polyethylene in English:

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polyethylene

Pronunciation: /ˌpälēˈeTHəlēn/

noun

A tough, light, flexible synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene, chiefly used for plastic bags, food containers, and other packaging.
Example sentences
  • Examples of linear polymers include polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride and polypropylene.
  • Synthetic resins are made by man using modern chemical technology such as the polyethylene and polystyrene used for cosmetics, packaging, etc.
  • The film is based on a combination of nanoscale crystals developed using technical waxes and a polymer such as polyethylene or polypropylene.

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Syllabification: pol·y·eth·yl·ene

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