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thermoplastic

ther·mo·plas·tic

thermoplastic

 
pronunciation:
thur mo plae stihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition: softening and becoming pliable when heated, but returning to its original state and properties when cooled, as certain plastics and resins.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a resin or plastic that softens when heated and hardens when cooled, such as polystyrene.
derivation: thermoplasticity (n.)
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