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Meaning of PLASTIC

Pronunciation:  'plastik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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
  2. [adj]  capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material); "plastic substances such as wax or clay"
  3. [adj]  used of the imagination; "material...transformed by the plastic power of the imagination" (Coleridge)
  4. [adj]  capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature"

PLASTIC is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: elastic, fictile, impressible, impressionable, integrative, moldable, pliant
 See Also: ABS plastic, amino plastic, amino resin, aminoplast, Bakelite, cellulosic, coumarone resin, coumarone-indene resin, fluorocarbon plastic, Mylar, phenolic plastic, phenolic urea, polyester, polypropene, polypropylene, polytetrafluoroethylene, polyvinyl-formaldehyde, resinoid, silicone resin, solid, Teflon, thermoplastic, thermoplastic resin, thermosetting compositions, thermosetting resin, vinyl, Vinylite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \-plas"tic\ (-pl[a^]s"t[i^]k). [Gr. ? fit for molding,
    plastic, fr. ? to mold, to form.]
    A combining form signifying developing, forming, growing; as,
    heteroplastic, monoplastic, polyplastic.
  2. \Plas"tic\ (pl[a^]s"t[i^]k), a. [L. plasticus, Gr. ?,
    fr. ? to form, mold: cf. F. plastique.]
    1. Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of
       matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator. --Prior.
             See plastic Nature working to his end. --Pope.
    2. Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or
       plaster; -- used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind
       of a child.
    3. Pertaining or appropriate to, or characteristic of,
       molding or modeling; produced by, or appearing as if
       produced by, molding or modeling; -- said of sculpture and
       the kindred arts, in distinction from painting and the
       graphic arts.
             Medallions . . . fraught with the plastic beauty and
             grace of the palmy days of Italian art. --J. S.
    {Plastic clay} (Geol.), one of the beds of the Eocene period;
       -- so called because used in making pottery. --Lyell.
    {Plastic element} (Physiol.), one that bears within the germs
       of a higher form.
    {Plastic exudation} (Med.), an exudation thrown out upon a
       wounded surface and constituting the material of repair by
       which the process of healing is effected.
    {Plastic foods}. (Physiol.) See the second Note under {Food}.
    {Plastic force}. (Physiol.) See under {Force}.
    {Plastic operation}, an operation in plastic surgery.
    {Plastic surgery}, that branch of surgery which is concerned
       with the repair or restoration of lost, injured, or
       deformed parts of the body.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing plastic objects in your dream, suggests that you are being fake and artificial. You are not being genuine and true to yourself.
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