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Styrofoam

noun [U] uk   /ˈstaɪ.rə.fəʊm/ us    /-foʊm/ US trademark
a type of polystyrene (= 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)
Translations of “Styrofoam”
in Korean 스티로폼…
in Arabic البوليسترين…
in Portuguese polistireno…
in Catalan poliestirè…
in Japanese 発泡スチロール…
in Italian polistirolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聚苯乙烯(泡沫塑料)…
in Russian стироформ, пенополистирол, пенопласт…
in Chinese (Simplified) 聚苯乙烯(泡沫塑料)…
in Polish styropian…
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