shrink-wrapped
shrink-wrap shrink"-wrap, shrinkwrap shrink"wrap (shr[i^][ng]k"r[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {shrink-wrapped} or {shrink"wrapped} (shr[i^][ng]k"r[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {shrink"wrapping} or {shrink"-wrapping}.] to wrap and seal (an object for sale) in a transparent sheet of plastic material that is shrunken to a tight-fitting wrapping by the application of heat. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • shrink-wrapped — UK [ˈʃrɪŋk ˌræpt] US adjective wrapped very tightly in thin clear plastic Thesaurus: packaging and describing packaginghyponym bags and cases for carrying possessionshyponym * * * shrink wrapped /ˈʃrıŋkˌræpt/ adj a shrink wrapped book …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrink-wrapped — Ⅰ. shrink wrap UK US noun [U] (also shrink wrapping) ► thin transparent plastic that is tightly wrapped around goods in order to protect them from damage: »The retailer is asking vendors to use less shrink wrap for shipping. Ⅱ. shrink wrap UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • shrink-wrapped — adj goods that are shrink wrapped are wrapped tightly in plastic > shrink wrap n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shrink-wrapped — [ ʃrıŋk ,ræpt ] adjective wrapped very tightly in thin clear plastic …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Shrink-Wrapped — Infobox Television episode Title=Shrink Wrapped Series= Season=3 Episode=15 (#60 overall) Airdate=March 7 2004 Production=E4510 Writer=Dick Wolf (creator) René Balcer (story and developer) Diana Son (story and teleplay) Stephanie Sengupta (story… …   Wikipedia

  • shrink-wrapped — ADJ: usu ADJ n A shrink wrapped product is sold in a tight covering of thin plastic. ...a shrink wrapped cassette …   English dictionary

  • shrink-wrapped — adjective goods that are shrink wrapped are wrapped tightly in plastic shrink wrap noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shrink-wrapped — adjective Contained in, for protection or shipping, a conforming plastic film that reduces in size during application to tightly hold the item. We thought the toy was still in its original packaging because it was shrink wrapped …   Wiktionary

  • shrink-wrapped — adj. wrapped tightly with thick plastic (often by using a heating device that shrinks the plastic to fit the object being wrapped exactly) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shrink-wrapped — UK [ˈʃrɪŋk ˌræpt] / US adjective wrapped very tightly in thin clear plastic …   English dictionary

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