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plastic

noun

1 plastic

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.

Roget 325: elasticity, springiness, spring, resilience, renitency, buoyancy.    rubber, India rubber, Indian rubber, latex, caoutchouc, whalebone, gum elastic, baleen, ... show more

Dutch: kunststof, plastic
Polish: plastyk, tworzywo sztuczne, plastik



2 plastic

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?.

synonyms: charge card, charge plate, credit card.

Dutch: creditcard, kredietkaart
Polish: karta kredytowa

adjective

1 plastic

Capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material):
— Plastic substances such as wax or clay.

synonyms: fictile, moldable.

Roget 149: changeable, changeful; changing etc. 140; mutable, variable, checkered, ever changing; protean, proteiform; versatile.    unstaid, inconstant; ... show more

Roget 240: formed etc. v.. [Receiving form] plastic, fictile; formative; fluid.    [Giving form] plasmic.    [Similar in form] isomorphous.    [taking several forms] ... show more

2 plastic

Capable of being influenced or formed:
— The plastic minds of children.

synonym: pliant.

Roget 324: soft, tender, supple; pliant, pliable; flexible, flexile; lithe, lithesome; lissom, limber, plastic; ductile; tractile, ... show more

3 plastic

Forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning:
— The plastic forces of nature.

synonyms: formative, shaping.

Polish: tworzycielski


Moby thesaurus: Bakelite, Buna, Celluloid, Formica, Lucite, Mylar, PVC, Perspex, Plexiglas, Styrofoam, Teflon, able to adapt, acaroid resins, accessible, accordant, acetate, acetate nitrate, acquiescent, acrylic, adaptable ... show more.

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