Definition of plasticize in English:

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plasticize

Pronunciation: /ˈplastɪsʌɪz/
(also plasticise)

verb

[with object] (often as adjective plasticized)
1Make plastic or mouldable, especially by the addition of a plasticizer.
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

Pronunciation: /plastɪsʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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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Line breaks: plas¦ti|cize

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