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1. plastic

noun. ['ˈplæstɪk'] 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.

Synonyms

  • coumarone-indene resin
  • vinyl
  • fluorocarbon plastic
  • Mylar
  • polypropylene
  • polypropene
  • thermosetting compositions
  • ABS
  • coumarone resin
  • amino plastic
  • polyester
  • silicone resin
  • thermoplastic resin
  • phenolic plastic
  • phenolic urea
  • Teflon
  • polytetrafluoroethylene
  • Vinylite
  • solid
  • amino resin
  • polyvinyl-formaldehyde
  • cellulosic
  • thermosetting resin
  • acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
  • thermoplastic
  • Bakelite
  • resinoid

Antonyms

  • unformed
  • inflexible
  • unadaptable
  • colorful

Etymology

  • plasticus (Latin)
  • πλαστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Plastic

  • unenthusiastic
  • interscholastic
  • iconoclastic
  • enthusiastic
  • ecclesiastic
  • stochastic
  • scholastic
  • sarcastic
  • onomastic
  • inelastic
  • gymnastic
  • fantastik
  • fantastic
  • bombastic
  • monastic
  • dynastic
  • elastic
  • drastic

Example sentences of the word plastic


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pour it into a plastic tub large enough to hold your rug.

2. Adjective
Place a plastic hair cap over your head, and let the color sit for 10 hours.

Quotes containing the word plastic


1. If you go out to Hollywood you'll find a lot of fantastic plastic people there in the business and a lot of people in life generally. They find it so hard to be themselves that they have to be plastic.
- Jimmy Cliff

2. I nodded, looking at Rachel with respect. "You hit the Lord of the Titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush.
- Rick Riordan

3. I hope people understand that when you tax corporations that the concrete and the steel and the plastic don't pay. People pay. And so when you tax corporations, either the employees are going to pay or the shareholders are going to pay or the customers are going to pay. And so corporations are people.
- Mitt Romney

2. plastic

adjective. ['ˈplæstɪk'] capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material).

Synonyms

  • elastic
  • moldable

Antonyms

  • unwholesome
  • heterogeneous
  • unsound

Etymology

  • plasticus (Latin)
  • πλαστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. plastic

adjective. ['ˈplæstɪk'] forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning.

Synonyms

  • constructive
  • formative

Antonyms

  • soft
  • gaseous
  • liquid

Etymology

  • plasticus (Latin)
  • πλαστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. plastic

adjective. ['ˈplæstɪk'] capable of being influenced or formed.

Synonyms

  • impressible
  • pliant
  • waxy

Antonyms

  • diversified
  • hollow
  • hollowness
  • linear

Etymology

  • plasticus (Latin)
  • πλαστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. plastic

noun. ['ˈplæstɪk'] 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.

Synonyms

  • charge card
  • cashcard
  • bank card
  • charge plate
  • open-end credit
  • cash card
  • charge account credit
  • magnetic stripe
  • credit card
  • phone card
  • positive identification
  • revolving credit

Antonyms

  • unrespectable
  • bad
  • broken
  • clear

Etymology

  • plasticus (Latin)
  • πλαστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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