Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a plastic manner; by molding or modeling, as a plastic substance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a plastic manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a plastic way; through moulding; flexibly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a plastic manner

Etymologies

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From plastic +‎ -ally.

Examples

  • This then plastically deforms the rock which might then get moved into the stellar facing ocean of molten rock to be remelted and vaporized.

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  • How about an old grumpy man with a rich, plastically-enhanced wife with million dollar mensions?

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  • Filippo Marinetti, the war-loving Italian poet who wrote of Mussolini: "Futurist eloquence, well masticated by teeth of steel, plastically sculpted by his intelligent hand that shaves off the useless clay of hostile opinions"?

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  • The tectonic forces plastically deformed the clays and mudstones, but the sandstones and conglomerates broke into semi-regularly shaped pieces that Osmanagic and his team have excavated in numerous places, interpreting them as “pavements,” “terraces,” “concrete blocks,” “foundation stones,”

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  • The tectonic forces plastically deformed the clays and mudstones, but the sandstones and conglomerates broke into semi-regularly shaped pieces that Osmanagic and his team have excavated in numerous places, interpreting them as “pavements,” “terraces,” “concrete blocks,” “foundation stones,”

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  • They show the brain adapts by plastically dedicating some "brain structure" for the control of the robot arm.

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  • They show the brain adapts by plastically dedicating some "brain structure" for the control of the robot arm.

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  • Duromers are chemically hardened plastics, which cannot be plastically deformed, the processing must therefore be performed through machining.

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  • Even the hardest bitumen qualities must be regarded as fluids, which can be plastically deformed and can therefore give with movements.

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  • Three Lock-Horne hostesses sat on stools behind a tall counter, smiling plastically.

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