Meaning of “polystyrene” in the English Dictionary

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"polystyrene" in British English

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polystyrenenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌpɒl.ɪˈstaɪ.riːn/ us /ˌpɑː.lɪˈstaɪ.riːn/ US usually trademark Styrofoam

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

"polystyrene" in Business English

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polystyrenenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn/ us US also Styrofoam™

a light usually white plastic used especially for protecting delicate objects inside containers from damage, or for protecting something from losing heat:

Every year more than six billion plastic, polystyrene, and paper cups are used, but few of these are recycled.

(Definition of “polystyrene” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)