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polystyrenenoun [U]

uk   /ˌpɒl.ɪˈstaɪ.riːn/  us   /ˌpɑː.lɪˈstaɪ-/ (US usually trademark Styrofoam)
(Definition of polystyrene from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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polystyrenenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn/ (US also Styrofoam™)
a ​light usually white ​plastic used especially for ​protecting delicate ​objects inside ​containers from ​damage, or for ​protecting something from ​losingheat: Every ​year more than six ​billionplastic, polystyrene, and ​paper cups are used, but few of these are ​recycled.
(Definition of polystyrene from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “polystyrene”
in Korean 폴리스티렌…
in Arabic البوليسترين…
in Malaysian polistirena…
in Russian полистрол…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聚苯乙烯(泡沫塑料), 保麗龍…
in Italian polistirolo…
in Turkish polistiren, hafif plastik madde…
in Polish polistyren…
in Spanish Poliestireno…
in Vietnamese nhựa PS…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 聚苯乙烯(泡沫塑料)…
in Indonesian polister…
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