American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various substances added to plastics or other materials to make or keep them soft or pliable.
- n. Any of various substances added to a material (such as plastic or concrete) in order to make it more pliable.
- n. a substance added to plastics or other materials to make them more pliable
“The test for the plasticizer has been available for about a year and can not be used to directly indicate doping, but can be used as one piece of evidence to establish a non-analytical doping charge.”
“They manufacture such substances as polyethylene and polyurethane and polypropylene and polybutylene terephthalate and ethylene dichloride and estrobond triacetin plasticizer, which is what becomes the filters on cigarettes.”
“A surprise new test may have detected "plasticizer" in his urine, a chemical commonly found in blood-storage bags.”
“PVC commonly contains DEHP, a "plasticizer," endocrine disrupter and probable human carcinogen.”
“ICE (R) Total Interior Care, help prevent "plasticizer" loss to these ingredients, inhibiting the aging process.”
“It was determined to prove that kindergartens are plasticizer dust bowls.”
“Associated Press With this artwork, 'Plasticizer', Mr. Liu wanted to express his speechlessness at the use of plasticizer in food additives.”
“The new plasticizer test would seem to imply that he received a transfusion and the added blood had traces of the drug.”
“DEHP is used as a plasticizer in polyvinyl chloride PVC.”
“A scientific study recently published by Spanish experts evaluated the exposure to DEHP by measuring the plasticizer metabolites in selected groups of subjects.”
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