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polystyrene

noun [U] uk   /ˌpɒl.ɪˈstaɪ.riːn/ us    /ˌpɑː.lɪˈstaɪ-/ ( US usually trademark Styrofoam)
a light, usually white plastic used especially for putting around delicate objects inside containers to protect them from damage, or for putting around something to prevent it from losing heat: polystyrene cups/plates The ceiling was covered with polystyrene insulation tiles.
Translations of “polystyrene”
in Spanish Poliestireno…
in Korean 폴리스티렌…
in Arabic البوليسترين…
in Portuguese polistireno, isopor…
in Catalan poliestirè…
in Japanese ポリスチレン, スチレン樹脂…
in Italian polistirolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聚苯乙烯(泡沫塑料), 保麗龍…
in Russian полистрол…
in Turkish polistiren, hafif plastik madde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 聚苯乙烯(泡沫塑料)…
in Polish polistyren…
(Definition of polystyrene from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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