Meaning of “polyethylene” in the English Dictionary

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"polyethylene" in British English

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polyethylenenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌpɒl.iˈeθ.əl.iːn/ us /ˌpɑː.liˈeθ.ə.liːn/ US also mainly UK polythene

a light, usually thin, soft plastic, often used for making bags or for keeping things dry or fresh:

a polyethylene bag
They covered the broken windows with sheets of polyethylene.

(Definition of “polyethylene” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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