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plastic US English

A synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be molded into shape while soft and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form

plastic US Thesaurus

at high temperatures the rocks become plastic

plastic bag US English

A bag made of a thin, flexible plastic material, especially one with handles supplied by a shop to carry goods purchased there

plastic mac US English

A raincoat or mackintosh made from plastic.

allyl plastic US English

= allyl resin.

hard plastic US English

Originally: a substance that started in a plastic (mouldable) state and was subsequently made hard or rigid (now disused). In later use: a plastic that is hard and rigid, such as PVC, ABS, and polymerized methyl methacrylate; plastic of this kind.

plastic arts US English

Art forms that involve modeling or molding, such as sculpture and ceramics, or art involving the representation of solid objects with three-dimensional effects

plastic bomb US English

A bomb containing plastic explosive

plastic card US English

A card made from or laminated with plastic.

plastic clay US English

Clay particularly suited to being shaped; specifically (clay from) any of the middle group of the Eocene clay beds, immediately underlying the London clay.

plastic film US English

Film and Photography = celluloid.

plastic merit US English

Merit or value as a piece of sculpture.

plastic money US English

Plastic credit cards, etc., considered as a form of money.

plastic paint US English

Paint which is thick and coarse enough to retain a texture given to it by a brush, spatula, etc.

plastic wood US English

A moldable material that hardens to resemble wood and is used for filling cracks in wood

plastic wrap US English

A thin, transparent plastic film that adheres to surfaces and to itself, used chiefly as a wrapping or covering for food

casein plastic US English

Any of a group of plastics made from casein, usually by hardening with formaldehyde.

plastic artist US English

An artist who moulds materials; a person who practices any of the plastic arts.

plastic-bombing US English

The action of destroying or attacking with plastic bombs; an attack of this type.

plastic bronze US English

Soft bronze containing a high proportion of lead, used for bearings.

plastic bullet US English

A bullet made of PVC or another plastic material, typically used by security and police forces for riot control

plastic crystal US English

A soft substance in which the molecules occupy the points of a regular crystal lattice but have freedom of rotation about those points.

plastic lumber US English

Synthetic wood made from recycled plastic.

plastic sulphur US English

An amorphous allotrope of sulphur consisting of long tangled chains of sulphur atoms, produced by the sudden cooling of molten sulphur to a solid state.

plastic surgery US English

The process of reconstructing or repairing parts of the body, especially by the transfer of tissue, either in the treatment of injury or for cosmetic reasons

plastic-wrapped US English

Wrapped in plastic, or in plastic wrap.

protein plastic US English

A plastic in which protein is the chief component; especially a casein plastic.

plastic bronchitis US English

Bronchitis characterized by the production of sputum in the form of well-formed bronchial casts.

plastic explosive US English

A puttylike explosive capable of being molded by hand

reinforced plastic US English

Plastic strengthened by the inclusion of a layer or mesh of fibres, typically of glass or carbon.

bioplastic US English

A type of biodegradable plastic derived from biological substances rather than from petroleum