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plasticnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈplæs·tɪk/

plastic noun [C/U] (MATERIAL)

any one of a group of materials made chemically and shaped into different forms for different uses: [U] The cover of the book is actually made of plastic, though it looks like cloth. [C] Plastics can be produced in the form of fibers or sheets and are used in building materials as well as in consumer goods.

plasticadjective

 us   /ˈplæs·tɪk/

plastic adjective (SOFT)

soft enough to be shaped into different forms: Clay is a plastic material.
Translations of “plastic”
in Korean 플라스틱…
in Arabic بلاسْتيك…
in Portuguese plástico…
in Catalan plàstic…
in Japanese プラスチック, ビニール…
in Italian plastica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物質, 塑膠…
in Russian пластмасса, пластик…
in Turkish plastik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物质, 塑料…
in Polish plastik…
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