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polystyrene

noun [U]
 
/ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn/ UK ( US trademark Styrofoam)
a light plastic material that is wrapped around delicate objects to protect them, and around hot things to keep them hot: polystyrene packaging/polystyrene cupsPlastics and rubberWrapping, packing and loading
Translations of “polystyrene”
in Arabic البوليسترين…
in Korean 폴리스티렌…
in Malaysian polistirena…
in Turkish polistiren, hafif plastik madde…
in Italian polistirolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聚苯乙烯(泡沫塑料), 保麗龍…
in Russian полистрол…
in Polish polistyren…
in Vietnamese nhựa PS…
in Spanish Poliestireno…
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 Indonesian polister…
in Chinese (Simplified) 聚苯乙烯(泡沫塑料)…
(Definition of polystyrene from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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