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noun [U] uk   /ˈpɒl.ɪ.θiːn/ us    /ˈpɑː.lɪ-/ (US also polyethylene)
a light, usually thin, soft plastic, often used for making bags or for keeping things dry or fresh: a polythene bag They covered the broken windows with sheets of polythene.Plastics and rubber
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