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plaster of Parisnoun [U]

uk   /ˌplɑː.stər.əvˈpær.ɪs/  us   /ˌplæs.tɚ.əvˈper-/
a ​mixture of a ​whitepowder and ​water that ​becomes hard ​quickly as it ​dries and is used ​especially to make ​plastercasts
(Definition of plaster of Paris from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plaster of Parisnoun [U]

 us   /ˈplæs·tər əv ˈpær·ɪs/
a ​mixture of a ​whitepowder and ​water that ​becomes hard as it ​dries and is used to make ​statues, ​molds, and other ​objects
(Definition of plaster of Paris from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plaster of Paris”
in Chinese (Simplified) 熟石膏…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熟石膏, 巴黎灰泥…
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