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

to render or become plastic.

Also especially British, plas·ti·cise.

Origin of plasticize

First recorded in 1925–30; plastic + -ize
Related formsplas·ti·ci·za·tion, nounun·plas·ti·cized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for plasticize




to make or become plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
Derived Formsplasticization or plasticisation, noun
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