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polythene

noun [U] uk   /ˈpɒl.ɪ.θiːn/  us   /ˈpɑː.lɪ-/ mainly UK (US usually polyethylene)
a light, usually thin, soft plastic, often used for making bags or for keeping things dry or fresh: a polythene bag They covered the broken windows with sheets of polythene.
Translations of “polythene”
in Arabic البوليثين…
in Korean 폴리에틸렌…
in Malaysian politena…
in French polyéthylène…
in Turkish polietilen, ince yumuşak plastik…
in Italian polietilene…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聚乙烯…
in Russian полиэтилен…
in Polish polietylen…
in Vietnamese nhựa tổng hợp pôliten…
in Spanish polietileno, plástico…
in Portuguese politeno, plástico…
in Thai โพลีธีน…
in German das Plastik, Plastik……
in Catalan polietilè…
in Japanese (英)ポリエチレン…
in Indonesian plastik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 聚乙烯…
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