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PLASTICIZE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does plasticize mean? 

PLASTICIZE (verb)
  The verb PLASTICIZE has 2 senses:

1. become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added
2. make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer

  Familiarity information: PLASTICIZE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLASTICIZE (verb)


Sense 1plasticize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

plasticise; plasticize

Hypernyms (to "plasticize" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2plasticize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

plasticise; plasticize

Context example:

plasticized PVC

Hypernyms (to "plasticize" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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