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plastic British & World English

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

plastic English Thesaurus

at very high temperatures, rocks may become plastic

plastic bag British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

A bomb containing plastic explosive

plastic wood British & World English

A mouldable material which hardens to resemble wood and is used for filling cracks in wood

plastic wrap British & World English

North American term for cling film.

plastic bullet British & World English

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

plastic surgery British & World English

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

plastic explosive British & World English

A putty-like explosive capable of being moulded by hand

bioplastic British & World English

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