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polystyrene

noun [U] uk   /ˌpɒl.ɪˈstaɪ.riːn/  us   /ˌpɑː.lɪˈstaɪ-/ (US usually trademark Styrofoam)
a light, usually white plastic used especially for putting around delicate objects inside containers to protect them from damage, or for putting around something to prevent it from losing heat: polystyrene cups/plates The ceiling was covered with polystyrene insulation tiles.
Translations of “polystyrene”
in Arabic البوليسترين…
in Korean 폴리스티렌…
in Malaysian polistirena…
in Turkish polistiren, hafif plastik madde…
in Italian polistirolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聚苯乙烯(泡沫塑料), 保麗龍…
in Russian полистрол…
in Polish polistyren…
in Vietnamese nhựa PS…
in Spanish Poliestireno…
in Portuguese polistireno, isopor…
in Thai โพลิสไตรีน…
in Catalan poliestirè…
in Japanese ポリスチレン, スチレン樹脂…
in Indonesian polister…
in Chinese (Simplified) 聚苯乙烯(泡沫塑料)…
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