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plastic

plas·tic

plastic

 
pronunciation:
plae stihk
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part of speech: noun
definition: an artificial substance made from certain kinds of chemicals that can be shaped when soft.
Many toys are made out of plastic.
Word History
Plastic comes from plastikos, an ancient Greek word that means "able to be molded." This was its meaning for about three hundred years, until the development of materials called "plastics" in the early 1900s.
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  • plastic wrap:
    wrap made of plastic, used to cover food.
  • plastic bag:
    a bag made of plastic.
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