American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A polymerized ethylene resin, used especially for containers, kitchenware, and tubing, or in the form of films and sheets for packaging.
- n. organic chemistry A polymer consisting of many ethylene monomers bonded together; used for kitchenware, containers etc.
- n. a lightweight thermoplastic; used especially in packaging and insulation
- poly- + ethylene (Wiktionary)
“Until now, however, there has been one major drawback -- they are traditionally made with a high percentage of virgin polyethylene plastic resin.”
“I've got PhpBB 3.0.5 installed with a forum theme called polyethylene which I got it from here.”
“Mr. Gott is currently experimenting with PET bottles aka polyethylene terephthalate, a recycled plastic used for cheap wines in Europe but says it's been a challenge: It's hard to make the PET bottle look large enough.”
“The shape of the windpipe—or trachea—was molded, using a computer scan of the patient's own trachea, from a porous medical plastic called polyethylene glycol, then infused with cells from the patient in a bioreactor.”
“The basic materials are paper, aluminum, and a plastic called polyethylene, or LDPE.”
“The mayor - and the journalists who dutifully conveyed his fears to the public - seemed oblivious to the fact that plastic bottles do not contain phthalates; they are, instead, made with a polyester called polyethylene terephthalate, which is something quite different even though it seems to sound similar.”
“Most plastic bags are made from polyethylene, which is made from crude oil and natural gas, nonrenewable resources.”
“The second refinement is a product called polyethylene glycol PEG interferon, which is given to the patient once a week.”
“Prosecutors said he conspired with other employees to sell confidential information about the company's production of a polymer called chlorinated polyethylene, which is used in automotive hoses, vinyl siding and other products.”
“Lohmann and Muir recommend that the proposed marine pollutant monitoring program use a simple and inexpensive technology called polyethylene passive samplers to assess concentrations of banned chemicals in the world's oceans.”
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"Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units, each a relatively light and simple molecule."
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