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shrink-wrap

[ shringk-rap ]
/ ˈʃrɪŋkˌræp /
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verb (used with object), shrink-wrapped, shrink-wrap·ping.

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.

noun

the plastic film used to shrink-wrap something.

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Also shrinkwrap, shrink-pack, shrink·pack [shringk-pak]. /ˈʃrɪŋkˌpæk/.

Origin of shrink-wrap

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for shrink-wrap

shrink-wrap

verb -wraps, -wrapping or -wrapped

(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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