plastic Idioms & Phrases
- amino plastic
- fluorocarbon plastic
- phenolic plastic
- plastic art
- plastic bag
- plastic bomb
- Plastic clay
- Plastic element
- plastic explosive
- Plastic exudation
- plastic film
- Plastic foods
- Plastic force
- plastic laminate
- Plastic operation
- plastic surgeon
- Plastic surgery
- plastic wrap
- plastics industry
EtymologyGr. fit for molding, plastic, fr. to mold, to form.
A combining form signifying developing, forming, growing; as, hetero. plastic, mono plastic, poly plastic
noun a plastic (synthetic resin) made from amino compounds; used as an adhesive and as a coating for paper and textiles
aminoplast; amino resin.
noun a plastic made with fluorocarbon
noun a plastic consisting of phenolic resins
noun the arts of shaping or modeling; carving and sculpture
noun a bag made of thin plastic material
noun a bomb made of plastic explosive
(Geol.), one of the beds of the Eocene period; so called because used in making pottery. Lyell.
(Physiol.), one that bears within the germs of a higher form.
noun an explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy
(Med.), an exudation thrown out upon a wounded surface and constituting the material of repair by which the process of healing is effected.
noun a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
(Physiol.)See the second Note under Food.
(Physiol.)See under Force.
noun a laminate made by bonding plastic layers
- an operation in plastic surgery.
noun a surgeon who beautifies the body (especially the face)
noun surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
reconstructive surgery; anaplasty.
- that branch of surgery which is concerned with the repair or restoration of lost, injured, or deformed parts of the body.
noun wrapping consisting of a very thin transparent sheet of plastic
noun an industry that manufactures plastic articles