Who makes the fantastic leap from being sick, or gaining some weight over the winter, to a conclusion of plastic surgery?
Zalwar Khan returns quickly and begins his morning prayers, spreading out a plastic mat and folding his arms over his chest.
Inside the plastic bag was a zipped cloth bag, and inside that, the remains of a baby.
The paramedic put the bottles in a plastic bag to transport them to the hospital along with the golfer.
Except that Dr. Thompson wielded not a scalpel, but a bell-shaped chunk of plastic, a length of string and a sugar packet.
Soon they reached the dirty, plastic front of the Elite Cafe.
Harding took a seat beside him, and accepted the plastic cup.
plastic Clays for pottery and for making bricks and tiles abound.
Here, when the nature is uninscribed and plastic, it takes its first impressions.
From graphite, ground and sifted, mixed with sufficient refractory clay to render it plastic.
1630s, "capable of shaping or molding," from Latin plasticus, from Greek plastikos "able to be molded, pertaining to molding, fit for molding," also in reference to the arts, from plastos "molded, formed," verbal adjective from plassein "to mold" (see plasma). Surgical sense of "remedying a deficiency of structure" is first recorded 1839 (in plastic surgery). Meaning "made of plastic" is from 1909. Picked up in counterculture slang with meaning "false, superficial" (1963). Plastic explosive (n.) attested from 1894.
plastic plas·tic (plās'tĭk)
Capable of being shaped or formed.
Easily influenced; impressionable.
Capable of building tissue; formative.
Forming; growing; changing; developing: neoplastic.
Noun Any of numerous substances that can be shaped and molded when subjected to heat or pressure. Plastics are easily shaped because they consist of long-chain molecules known as polymers, which do not break apart when flexed. Plastics are usually artificial resins but can also be natural substances, as in certain cellular derivatives and shellac. Plastics can be pressed into thin layers, formed into objects, or drawn into fibers for use in textiles. Most do not conduct electricity well, are low in density, and are often very tough. Polyvinyl chloride, methyl methacrylate, and polystyrene are plastics. See more at thermoplastic, thermosetting.
Adjective Capable of being molded or formed into a shape.