- to wrap and seal (a book, a food product, etc.) in a flexible film of plastic that, when exposed to a heating process, shrinks to the contour of the merchandise.
- the plastic film used to shrink-wrap something.
Also shrink·wrap, shrink-pack, shrink·pack [shringk-pak] /ˈʃrɪŋkˌpæk/.
Origin of shrink-wrap
First recorded in 1965–70
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- (tr) to package (a product) in a flexible plastic wrapping designed to shrink about its contours to protect and seal it
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