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I want to be the only American actress who doesn't do any plastic surgery or anything. I think older faces are great.
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Meaning of "plastic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PLASTIC

From Latin plasticus relating to moulding, from Greek plastikos, from plassein to form.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PLASTIC

plastic  [ˈplæstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PLASTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Plastic can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PLASTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

plastic

Plastic

A plastic material is any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids that are moldable. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass, but they often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, but many are partially natural. IUPAC definition Generic term used in the case of polymeric material that may contain other substances to improve performance and/or reduce costs. Note 1: The use of this term instead of polymer is a source of confusion and thus is not recommended. Note 2: This term is used in polymer engineering for materials often compounded that can be processed by flow.

Definition of plastic in the English dictionary

The first definition of plastic in the dictionary is made of plastic. Other definition of plastic is easily influenced; impressionable. Plastic is also capable of being moulded or formed.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PLASTIC


achondroplastic
eɪˌkɒndrəʊˈplæstɪk
alloplastic
ˌæləʊˈplæstɪk
anaplastic
ˌænəˈplæstɪk
antineoplastic
ˌæntɪˌniːəʊˈplæstɪk
aplastic
eɪˈplæstɪk
chloroplastic
ˌklɔːrəʊˈplæstɪk
dysplastic
dɪsˈplæstɪk
euplastic
juːˈplæstɪk
homoplastic
ˌhəʊməʊˈplæstɪk
hyperplastic
ˌhaɪpəˈplæstɪk
hypoplastic
ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæstɪk
metaplastic
ˌmetəˈplæstɪk
neoplastic
ˌniːəʊˈplæstɪk
nonplastic
ˌnɒnˈplæstɪk
osteoplastic
ˌɒstɪəˈplæstɪk
rhinoplastic
ˌraɪnəʊˈplæstɪk
superplastic
ˌsuːpəˈplæstɪk
symplastic
sɪmˈplæstɪk
thermoplastic
ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk
xenoplastic
ˈzenəʊˌplæstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PLASTIC

plastery
plastic bag
plastic bomb
plastic bullet
plastic explosive
plastic foam
plastic money
plastic Paddy
plastic police
plastic surgeon
plastic surgery
plastic wrap
plastically
plasticated
plasticene
Plasticine
plasticisation
plasticise
plasticiser
plasticity

WORDS THAT END LIKE PLASTIC

bombastic
domestic
drastic
elastic
enthusiastic
fantastic
foam plastic
gymnastic
inelastic
mastic
monastic
myeloblastic
orgastic
phantastic
pyroclastic
sarcastic
scholastic
spastic
stochastic
trophoblastic
unenthusiastic

Synonyms and antonyms of plastic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PLASTIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «plastic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of plastic

Translation of «plastic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PLASTIC

Find out the translation of plastic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of plastic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «plastic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

塑料的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de plástico
570 millions of speakers

English

plastic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्लास्टिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِلاسْتِيكِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пластмассовый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

de plástico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্লাস্টিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plastique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Plastik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aus Plastik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

プラスチックの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

플라스틱의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

plastik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bằng nhựa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிளாஸ்டிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्लास्टिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

plastik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di plastica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

plastikowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пластик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

plastic
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

πλαστικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

plastiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

plast
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

plast-
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of plastic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PLASTIC»

The term «plastic» is very widely used and occupies the 3.058 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PLASTIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «plastic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «plastic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about plastic

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PLASTIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word plastic.
1
Guillaume Apollinaire
The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.
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Jacques Audiard
The cinema, as literature, as all the plastic arts, do not exist outside of a critical system that allows us to study them.
3
Jane Badler
And that might have led to other shows but you know what LA is like. I was in my early 30s and it wasn't going to get easier. You know, that's when you start to wonder if you might have to get lots of plastic surgery.
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Leo Baekeland
Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars.
5
Kathy Baker
I want to be the only American actress who doesn't do any plastic surgery or anything. I think older faces are great.
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Ellen Barkin
I'd never say I'll never have a facelift, but I'm way too scared of looking like a different person. I have no philosophical or political position on plastic surgery; I just don't want to look crazy. And I don't like not being able to tell how old someone is: It's creepy.
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Halle Berry
I see women in their 30s getting plastic surgery, pulling this up and tucking that back. It's like a slippery slope - once you start you pull one thing one way and then you think, 'Oh my God, I've got to do the other side.'
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Brandon Boyd
There are five known gyres spinning around in our world's oceans. A gyre is a slowly moving spiral of currents created by a high pressure system of air currents. A spinning soup, so to speak, is made of what exists in the water. And in this case, the gyres are spinning with millions of tons of our discarded and forgotten about plastic waste!
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Tamar Braxton
I never had plastic surgery. I had a nose procedure done because I had to. I had no cartilage in my nose; I have a piece of cartilage from my ear put into my nose. I had a medical procedure done. I have no plastic in my nose.
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Tia Carrere
Beauty lasts five minutes. Maybe longer if you have a good plastic surgeon.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PLASTIC»

Discover the use of plastic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to plastic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story
Plastic built the modern world. Where would we be without bike helmets, baggies, toothbrushes, and pacemakers? But a century into our love affair with plastic, we’re starting to realize it’s not such a healthy relationship.
Susan Freinkel, 2011
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Plastic Design of Frames 1 Fundamentals
This is the first volume of a two-volume work by Professors Baker and Heyman that expounds and illustrates the methods of plastic design. Volume 1 gives the elements of the theory and covers the needs of most undergraduates and designers.
J. Baker, Lord Baker, J. Heyman, 1980
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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
A "who's who" of international authorities in plastic surgery explain their signature techniques, giving surgeons all the know-how they need to deliver the exceptional results their patients demand.
‎2009
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Plastic
Discover the world of plastic. That inexpensive, flexible, resilient, and soft-ignored material enters the limelight in this book of plastic furniture, lighting, architecture, and everyday objects.
Cristian Campos, 2008
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Wood-Plastic Composites
A comprehensive, practical guide to wood-plastic composites and their properties This is the first book that presents an overview of the main principles underlying the composition of wood-plastic composite (WPC) materials and their ...
Anatole A. Klyosov, 2007
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Handbook of Plastic Films
This handbook has been written to discuss the production and main uses of plastic films.
Elsayed Abdel-Bary, 2003
7
Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer
Leads you through building a personal fabrication machine capable of creating small parts and objects from plastic Provides example projects to get you started on the road to designing and fabricating your own parts Provides an excellent ...
James Floyd Kelly, Patrick Hood-Daniel, 2011
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger.
Kevin Henkes, 1996
9
Plastic
When his best friend Leah decides to have plastic surgery for her sixteenth birthday, Jack is horrified—and then determined to stop her.
Sarah N. Harvey, 2010
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Plastic Product Material and Process Selection Handbook
This book is for people involved in working with plastic material and plastic fabricating processes.
Donald, Dominick, Matthew Rosato, Rosato, Rosato, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PLASTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term plastic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Recycling scheme for plastic bags won't work
OPINION Conservation Minister Nick Smith's recent announcement of a $1.2 million dollar plan for plastic bag recycling scheme might give the ... «The Dominion Post, Jul 15»
2
Ministerial committee resurrects bill to ban free plastic bag …
In a slightly different form from Monday's version, the bill to ban free plastic bags initially received approval in the Ministerial Committee for ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
3
Conley Thompson: Heartbroken grandma claims tragic child 'died …
... into a plastic pipe on a building site. Deborah Fraser told how she was "shellshocked" by the death of her beloved seven-year-old grandson. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Research and Markets: Global Plastic Caps and Closures Market …
The global production of plastic caps and closures in 2014 was 1286 billion units and is estimated to reach 1814 billion units by 2020, at a ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
5
'Atlanta Plastic' focuses on three black plastic surgeons and growing …
THEY ARE aiming to reshape the face of reality television. “Atlanta Plastic,” which debuts at 10 p.m. July 31 on Lifetime, follows three ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Green groups fight plastic pollution in North Country waters
Garneau also found plastic fibers in the guts of yellow perch her students caught on Lake Champlain. “We also are consuming those same fish ... «North Country Public Radio, Jul 15»
7
Prison for fake plastic surgeon who treated more than 50 patients in …
BERLIN - A court in Germany has sentenced a man to four years and three months in prison for posing as a plastic surgeon and performing ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
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Astral People, Plastic World and OutsideIn with Vic Edirisinghe
Astral People, OutsideIn Festival and Plastic World Records co-director Vic Edirisinghe sat down to unveil how his experiences have enabled ... «Stoney Roads, Jul 15»
9
adidas unveils shoes made from ocean plastic trash
Plastic trash from the ocean and illegal fishing nets, two culprits behind the loss of marine animals in the ocean, are given a second chance to ... «eco-business.com, Jul 15»
10
Plastic city: Survey says D-FW residents' credit card debt burden is …
But that's what the analysis shows, according to CreditCard.com: San Antonians are carrying the largest average charge-card burden, while ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»

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