Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To make or become plastic.

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  • verb transitive To make something more plastic, especially by adding a plasticizer
  • verb intransitive To become more plastic

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

  • verb make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
  • verb become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added

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Examples

  • A rotating pin tool uses friction and applies pressure to "plasticize" the metal and join the panels together, resulting in weld joints that are more efficient.

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  • It's been clearly established that the CRU was never a data depository for data from the National Meteorological Services, but there has been plenty of noise that they had an obligation to plasticize every piece of paper in the place.

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  • It's been clearly established that the CRU was never a data depository for data from the National Meteorological Services, but there has been plenty of noise that they had an obligation to plasticize every piece of paper in the place.

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  • Why you felt the need to plasticize her other than to give credence to my daughter ` s eating disorder, is beyond me.

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  • It must be so redeeming knowing you have to plasticize yourself to the teeth to try to look attractive

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  • If Bob wants to plasticize and publicly display the dead carcass of his domesticated brown bear once it's shot by an association of his neighbor's frightened children, I'm cool with that.

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  • We can now decrease the population with certain foods that plasticize the human being.

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  • They plasticize and emit fumes when they burn, causing fumes to linger on in closed rooms.

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  • I used to run a "powder" action that used to basically plasticize people's faces.

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  • Humans spew billions of tons of toxic air into the atmosphere while they plasticize the oceans, cut down the forests and tamper with nature's environmental balancing systems.

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