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adjective as in flexible, soft; made of manufactured, treated compounds

adjective as in artificial; made of manufactured compounds

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In the early 2000s, a wave of sock manufacturers closed, followed by food-processing plants, plastics plants, automotive plants, and lightbulb factories.

Also, in plastics, you know — quite often plastics are very hard to recycle because in just one little whatever cup, they use three different plastics, which actually cannot be taken apart in the recycling circle.

The results from a week’s worth of testing showed above-average levels of chemical compounds that come from burning petroleum-based products like oil, fuel or plastics.

Also, please don’t dispose of your recyclables in plastic garbage bags.

This tent of plastic sheeting covers a patient’s head and shoulders.

He was also a charismatic, telegenic speaker with a face improved by plastic surgery several years earlier.

The taste of metal cutlery after years of plastic can also taste funny.

Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dates to soften, about 15 minutes.

Internet chatter rose to a deafening roar as speculation began about what—plastic surgery?

His chin rested on the thick plastic collar buckled around his neck.

To begin with, the bar was of pinkish sandstone, smoothed and covered by a coating of plastic.

For these, plastic natures have been substituted, but still without anything being gained.

Chrome dinettes and plastic furniture are manufactured in plants located at Marion.

The sheets of rubber from which the uppers and soles are cut are at this stage of the work plastic and very sticky.

Art has flourished in Virginia from the handicraft of the early days to the plastic sculpturing of the present.

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On this page you'll find 100 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plastic, such as: elastic, molded, bending, ductile, fictile, and formable.

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