Definition of styrofoam in English:

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styrofoam

Pronunciation: /ˈstīrəˌfōm/

noun

trademark
A kind of expanded polystyrene.
Example sentences
  • However, plastic and styrofoam must be separated from the rest of the garbage.
  • Popsicle sticks are still in vogue, as are styrofoam, garden hose tubing, particle board, wire and glitter glue.
  • The piece of styrofoam washing up to shore contrasts starkly with the shellfish pushing through the sand a centimetre beneath the surface.

Origin

1950s: from polystyrene + foam.

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Syllabification: sty·ro·foam

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