plasticize

[ plas-tuh-sahyz ]
/ ˈplæs təˌsaɪz /

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

to render or become plastic.

Nearby words

  1. plastic surgery,
  2. plastic wood,
  3. plastic wrap,
  4. plasticine,
  5. plasticity,
  6. plasticizer,
  7. plasticky,
  8. plasticly,
  9. plastics,
  10. plasticware

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

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British Dictionary definitions for unplasticized

plasticize

plasticise

/ (ˈplæstɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

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

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