Definition of plasticize in English:

plasticize

Line breaks: plas¦ti|cize
Pronunciation: /ˈplastɪsʌɪz
 
/
(also plasticise)

verb

[with object] (often as adjective plasticized)
1Make plastic or mouldable, especially by the addition of a plasticizer.
More example sentences
  • A wide range of uses has been found for various phthalic acid esters, with the largest portion of these esters being used as plasticizing agents for polyvinyl chloride products.
  • In initial demonstrations last year, he and coworkers reported using the technique to investigate the deformation behaviour of partly plasticised samples of nylon 6.
  • During cell expansion, trafficking delivers proteins to plasticize the wall and supplies new plasma membrane and cell wall material to keep pace with growth.
1.1Treat or make with plastic: plasticized cotton
More example sentences
  • Her course research into the evolution of plastics in fashion had inspired her to create a bizarre hybrid of plasticised velvet, from which she produced unusual fashion handbags.
  • As the authors note, rising rates of asthma ‘have occurred during a period when plasticized products have become ubiquitous in the homes, schools, and workplaces of the developed world.’
  • In the restaurant, the wood furniture is starkly black, the walls are a cool celadon green, and the towering banquettes on one side of the room appear to have been molded from some dark, plasticized material by Prada.

Derivatives

plasticization

noun
More example sentences
  • There is a large body of literature that reports a plasticization of T g with a concomitant antiplasticization of the sub-T g dynamics in the kHz frequency range.
  • In contrast to the performance of conventional materials, we demonstrate that plasticization can be harnessed to improve separation performance.
  • In contrast to the performance of conventional materials, we demonstrate that plasticization can be harnessed to improve separation performance.

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