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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


bakelite (Tradename) a thermosetting resin used in electric insulators etc.
cel (Short for) celluloid.
celluloid (Tradename) a type of thermoplastic.
cellulosic plastic made from cellulose.
clingfilm thin plastic film that adheres to surfaces, used esp for wrapping and covering foods.
clingwrap a thin polythene material that clings closely to any surface around which it is placed: used for wrapping food.
formica (Tradename) any of various laminated plastic sheets.
hydrocellulose a gelatinous material obtained by hydration of cellulose, used in papermaking, etc.
lucite a type of transparent acrylic-based plastic.
nitrocellulose any of several esters of cellulose used esp for making explosives, plastics, and varnishes.
nonplastic something that is not a plastic.
photopolymer a photosensitive plastic used esp in the manufacture of printing plates.
plastic easily moulded (noun) any of a group of synthetic or natural mouldable materials
plastically (Adv.) PLASTIC, easily moulded.
plasticated covered with a layer of plastic.
plasticisation the act of plasticising.
plasticise to make plastic.
plasticiser a substance that induces plasticity.
plasticity the state of being plastic.
plasticization the act of plasticizing.
plasticize to make plastic.
plasticizer a substance that induces plasticity.
plasticky of a plastic nature.
plasticly (Adv.) PLASTIC, easily moulded.
plastisol a suspension of powdered resin in a liquid plasticizer, convertible by heat into a solid plastic.
pleather a plastic fibre made to look like leather.
plexiglass acrylic plastic sheets.
pliofilm a transparent plastic material.
polycarbonate any of a range of strong thermoplastics.
polyelectrolyte a jellylike plastic compounded of two polymers, one charged positively and one negatively.
polyethene the systematic name for polythene.
polyethylene a generic name for certain thermoplastics, polymers of ethylene.
polypropene any of various thermoplastic plastics or fibers that are polymers of propylene.
polypropylene any of various thermoplastic plastics or fibers that are polymers of propylene.
polythene a generic name for certain thermoplastics, polymers of ethylene.
pultrude to carry out pultrusion, a process for producing reinforced plastic products.
pultrusion a process for producing reinforced plastic products.
styrofoam (Tradename) a type of expanded plastic made from polystyrene.
superplastic capable of plastic deformation under low stress at an elevated temperature; (noun) a plastic with these qualities.
superplasticity the state of being superplastic.
thermoform to give a final shape to plastics by heat and pressure.
thermoplastic capable of softening or fusing when heated and of hardening again when cooled; (noun) a plastic with these properties.
thermoset of resin or plastic, to set permanently after melting and moulding.
unplasticised not plasticised.
unplasticized not plasticized.
vinyl a type of plastic.
vinylic of or like vinyl.
xylonite a non-thermosetting plastic of the nitrocellulose type.
zylonite a non-thermosetting plastic of the nitrocellulose type.