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  Definition of plastic
  1. generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
  2. capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material); "plastic substances such as wax or clay"
  3. used of the imagination; "material...transformed by the plastic power of the imagination"--Coleridge
  4. capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature"
Similar Words: fictile, moldable, pliant

 

Hyponyms: ABS plastic, Mylar, thermoplastic, thermoplastic resin, thermosetting compositions, thermosetting resin, Bakelite, Teflon, polytetrafluoroethylene, Vinylite, resinoid, amino plastic, aminoplast, amino resin, cellulosic, coumarone-indene resin, coumarone resin, fluorocarbon plastic, phenolic plastic, phenolic urea, polyester, polypropylene, polypropene, polyvinyl-formaldehyde, silicone resin, vinyl

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 塑料   Croatian: plastika  
Dutch: plastic   Finnish: muovi  
French: plastique   Galician: plástico  
German: Plastik   Greek: πλαστικό  
Icelandic: plast   Italian: plastica  
Japanese: プラスチック   Korean: 플라스틱  
Portuguese: plástico   Russian: пластмасса  
Spanish: plástico  
 
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