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glassine

[ gla-seen ]
/ glæˈsin /
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noun
a strong, thin, glazed, semitransparent paper, often made into small bags, used for packaging foods, for book jackets, etc.
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Origin of glassine

First recorded in 1915–20; glass + -ine1
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How to use glassine in a sentence

  • (In Philadelphia heroin comes in glassine envelopes ink-stamped with a brand name or logo).

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  • It was of sulphite fiber inside, and glassine outside; a style afterward reversed, so as to have the glassine the inner tube.

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  • There were several glassine packets, small packets of hypodermic needles—well, packed in and sterilized in.

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  • Never use glassine alone for it causes the grafts to overheat and so destroys them.

British Dictionary definitions for glassine

glassine
/ (ɡlæˈsiːn) /

noun
a glazed translucent paper used for book jackets
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