shrink-wrapping
shrink-wrap shrink"-wrap, shrinkwrap shrink"wrap, n. a type of plastic film, usually transparent, that shrinks upon application of heat, and may be used to form a wrapping around objects that fits tightly and closely follows the contours of the wrapped object; -- also called {shrink-pack}, {shrinkpack} or {shrink-wrapping}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • shrink-wrapping — 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) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrink-wrapping — UK US noun [U] ► SHRINK WRAP(Cf. ↑shrink wrap) noun …   Financial and business terms

  • shrink wrapping — shrink wrapping, the wrapping of goods in a plastic film that shrinks over the package to conform to its shape when the package is subjected to heat …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrink-wrapping — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrink-wrap — ˈshrink wrap noun [uncountable] tight plastic wrapping for goods: • The plastic shrink wrap prevents tampering. shrink wrap verb [transitive] : • The free gift is shrink wrapped and glued to the magazine page. * * * Ⅰ. shrink wrap UK US noun [U]… …   Financial and business terms

  • shrink-pack — shrink wrap shrink wrap, shrinkwrap shrink wrap, n. a type of plastic film, usually transparent, that shrinks upon application of heat, and may be used to form a wrapping around objects that fits tightly and closely follows the contours of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrink-wrap — shrink wrap, shrinkwrap shrink wrap, n. a type of plastic film, usually transparent, that shrinks upon application of heat, and may be used to form a wrapping around objects that fits tightly and closely follows the contours of the wrapped… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrink-wrap — [shriŋk′rap΄] vt. shrink wrapped, shrink wrapping to wrap (a commodity) in a tough, transparent plastic material which is then shrunk by heating to form a sealed, tightfitting package n. a wrapping of such material …   English World dictionary

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