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nurdle Line breaks: nur¦dle
Pronunciation: /ˈnəːd(ə)l/

Definition of nurdle in English:


(usually nurdles)
A very small pellet of plastic which serves as raw material in the manufacture of plastic products.
Example sentences
  • Approximately 60 billion pounds of nurdles are manufactured annually in the United States alone.
  • One study estimated that nurdles now account for 10 percent of plastic ocean debris.
  • Hundreds of millions of tiny plastic pellets, or nurdles, are lost or spilled every year, working their way into the sea.


1990s: origin uncertain.

Words that rhyme with nurdle

curdle, engirdle, girdle, hurdle

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