expanded plastic

noun

Definition of expanded plastic

: lightweight cellular plastic used especially as insulation and protective packing material

called also foamed plastic, plastic foam

Examples of expanded plastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Supporters of expanding plastic use say the material can be used as the building block of everything from electronics to skyscrapers. Justin Worland, Time, "See How Many LEGO Skyscrapers You Could Build With a Year's Worth of Ocean Plastic Waste," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of expanded plastic

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Expanded plastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expanded%20plastic. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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