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polythene
American English: /ˈpɑləθin/
British English: /ˈpɒlɪθiːn/

Translation of polythene in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • a polythene bag
    una bolsa de plástico
    Example sentences
    • Polyethylene, or polythene as it was marketed in Britain, began as a polymer with little practical use.
    • New plastics were invented such as neoprene in 1932, polythene in 1933 and Perspex in 1934.
    • I recall the poinsettia being the most labour intensive, involving complicated light control and messing about with black polythene bags.

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