expanded plastic
noun Date: 1945 lightweight cellular plastic used especially as insulation and protective packing material — called also foamed plastic, plastic foam

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • expanded plastic — plastic that is made light and spongy by the introduction of pockets of gas or air. Also called foamed plastic, plastic foam. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • expanded plastic — noun : a lightweight cellular material usually made by introducing gas into a plastic or resin and used especially in insulation and lamination called also foamed plastic, plastic foam * * * plastic that is made light and spongy by the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • expanded plastic — /əkspændəd ˈplæstɪk/ (say uhkspanduhd plastik) noun plastic into which air or gas has been forced to form a light, spongy substance …   Australian English dictionary

  • plastic foam — noun : expanded plastic * * * plastic foam, a plastic having a soft, spongy texture, suitable for use in furniture cushions, mattresses, and upholstery: »Plastic foam is being used increasingly for insulating linings in clothing in addition to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plastic foam — noun Date: 1943 expanded plastic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plastic foam. — See expanded plastic. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • plastic foam — /plæstɪk ˈfoʊm/ (say plastik fohm) noun → expanded plastic …   Australian English dictionary

  • plastic foam. — See expanded plastic. [1940 45] …   Useful english dictionary

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