generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
credit card, charge card, charge plate, plastic(adj)
a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
"do you take plastic?"
fictile, moldable, plastic(adj)
capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)
"plastic substances such as wax or clay"
capable of being influenced or formed
"the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature"
formative, shaping, plastic(adj)
forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning
"a formative influence"; "a formative experience"
Capable of being moulded; malleable, flexible, pliant.
Capable of adapting to varying conditions; characterized by environmental adaptability.
Of or pertaining to the inelastic, non-brittle, deformation of a material.
Made of plastic.
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When Mr. Alexander repeatedly insisted that he had no information, one officer pointed to a plastic bag hanging on some pipes, asked if he knew what it was for and said, 'You know what waterboarding is?' Mr. Alexander recalled, the officer then put the bag over his head and started beating him again, Mr. Alexander said.
I can't even stand the thought of it, when I go to the beach and see all the plastic on the waves and in the sand. It's found in most every bird stomach and in sea turtles and whales that starve to death, and the problem is getting much worse.
The brain is very plastic, so the more you reinforce those circuits, the better they work, and if you don’t use it, there’s this atrophy.
Plastic waste was once a fairly profitable business for China, because they could use or resell the recycled plastic waste, but a lot of the plastic China received in recent years was poor quality, and it became difficult to turn a profit. China is also producing more plastic waste domestically, so it doesn’t have to rely on other nations for waste.
We need to be better at recycling. We shouldn't waste plastic anywhere.
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- plàsticCatalan, Valencian
- plastový, plast, umělá hmota, tvárnýCzech
- Plastik, Plastikgeld, plastisch, KunststoffGerman
- plástico, maleableSpanish
- muovinen, muovi, luottokortti, mukautuva, plastinen, maksukortti, muovi-Finnish
- պլաստմասսայե, պլաստմասսաArmenian
- plastica, plastico, malleabileItalian
- plastiek, kunststof, plastisch, plasticDutch
- tó doo bináká nílíníNavajo, Navaho
- plastikowy, plastykPolish
- гибкий, пластмасса, пластиковый, пластмассовый, пластикRussian
- plast, umelá hmotaSlovak
- plastmassa, plastikUzbek
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