[ 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 .
OTHER WORDS FROM plasticizeplas·ti·ci·za·tion, nounun·plas·ti·cized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for plasticize
/ (ˈplæstɪˌsaɪz) /
to make or become plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
Derived forms of plasticizeplasticization or plasticisation, noun
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