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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: plasticus 'of shaping', from Greek plastikos, from plassein 'to shape, form, plaster'


2 adjective
Related topics: Material, Textiles
1TIM made of plastic:
a plastic spoon
plastic bags
2 technical a plastic substance can be formed into many different shapes and keeps the shape it is formed into until someone changes it
3 something that is plastic looks or tastes artificial or not natural:
plastic food
I hate that plastic smile of hers.

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