plastic Idioms & Phrases


-plastic

-plas"tic

Etymology
Gr. fit for molding, plastic, fr. to mold, to form.
Definitions
  1. A combining form signifying developing, forming, growing; as, heteroplastic, monoplastic, polyplastic.
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amino 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.
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fluorocarbon plastic

  • noun a plastic made with fluorocarbon
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phenolic plastic

  • noun a plastic consisting of phenolic resins
    phenolic urea.
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plastic art

  • noun the arts of shaping or modeling; carving and sculpture
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plastic bag

  • noun a bag made of thin plastic material
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plastic bomb

  • noun a bomb made of plastic explosive
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Plastic clay

  • (Geol.), one of the beds of the Eocene period; so called because used in making pottery. Lyell.
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Plastic element

  • (Physiol.), one that bears within the germs of a higher form.
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plastic explosive

  • noun an explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy
    plastique.
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Plastic exudation

  • (Med.), an exudation thrown out upon a wounded surface and constituting the material of repair by which the process of healing is effected.
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plastic film

  • noun a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
    film.
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Plastic foods

  • . (Physiol.) See the second Note under Food.
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Plastic force

  • . (Physiol.) See under Force.
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plastic laminate

  • noun a laminate made by bonding plastic layers
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Plastic operation

  • an operation in plastic surgery.
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plastic surgeon

  • noun a surgeon who beautifies the body (especially the face)
    cosmetic surgeon.
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Plastic surgery

  • noun surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
    reconstructive surgery; anaplasty.
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  • that branch of surgery which is concerned with the repair or restoration of lost, injured, or deformed parts of the body.
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plastic wrap

  • noun wrapping consisting of a very thin transparent sheet of plastic
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plastics industry

  • noun an industry that manufactures plastic articles
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