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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 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 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

plastic bullet US English

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

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 explosive US English

A puttylike explosive capable of being molded by hand

bioplastic US English

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