plasticize

[ plas-tuh-sahyz ]
/ ˈplæs təˌsaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), plas·ti·cized, plas·ti·ciz·ing.

to render or become plastic.

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Also especially British, plas·ti·cise .

Origin of plasticize

First recorded in 1925–30; plastic + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM plasticize

plas·ti·ci·za·tion, nounun·plas·ti·cized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for plasticize

plasticize

plasticise

/ (ˈplæstɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

to make or become plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer

Derived forms of plasticize

plasticization or plasticisation, noun
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