transitive verb (-cized; -cizing) Date: 1919 1. to make plastic 2. to treat with a plastic <
a plasticized mattress cover
plasticization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • plasticize — (Amer.) plæstɪsaɪz v. make plastic, change into plastic; treat with plastic (also plasticise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plasticize — [plas′tə sīz΄] vt., vi. plasticized, plasticizing to make or become plastic plasticization n …   English World dictionary

  • plasticize — plasticization, n. /plas teuh suyz /, v.t., v.i., plasticized, plasticizing. to render or become plastic. Also, esp. Brit., plasticise. [1925 30; PLASTIC + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • plasticize — verb a) To make something more plastic, especially by adding a plasticizer b) To become more plastic …   Wiktionary

  • plasticize — plas·ti·cize or Brit plas·ti·cise plas tə .sīz vt, cized or Brit cised; ciz·ing or Brit cis·ing 1) to make plastic 2) to treat with a plastic plas·ti·ci·za·tion or Brit plas·ti·ci·sa·tion .plas tə sə zā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • plasticize — or plasticise verb [often as adjective plasticized] 1》 make plastic or mouldable, especially by the addition of a plasticizer. 2》 treat or make with plastic. Derivatives plasticization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • plasticize — plas·ti·cize …   English syllables

  • plasticize — plas•ti•cize [[t]ˈplæs təˌsaɪz[/t]] v. cized, ciz•ing 1) cv to make plastic 2) to become plastic • Etymology: 1925–30 plas ti•ci•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • plasticize — [1] To soften a material to make it plastic or moldable by heating, kneading, or adding a plasticizer [2] To soften an adhesive, coating or sealer, generally by the addition of high boiling liquids or plasticizers …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • plasticize — verb 1. become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added • Syn: ↑plasticise • Hypernyms: ↑change • Verb Frames: Something s 2. make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer plasticized PVC …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”