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plastic

1 noun
     
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plas‧tic1 S2 W2
1 [uncountable and countable]HCP a light strong material that is produced by a chemical process, and which can be made into different shapes when it is soft:
children's toys made of plastic
the plastics industry
2 [uncountable] informalBF small plastic cards that are used to pay for things instead of money [= credit cards]:
'I haven't got any cash.' 'Don't worry, I'll stick it on the plastic (=pay for it using a credit card).'
Do they take plastic? (=can you pay using a credit card?)

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