non·​plas·​tic ˌnän-ˈpla-stik How to pronounce nonplastic (audio)
: not plastic: such as
: not capable of being deformed continuously and permanently in any direction without rupture
a nonplastic silty soil
adding nonplastic materials to sculpting clay
: not made or consisting of a plastic
nonplastic bottles
nonplastic noun
plural nonplastics

Examples of nonplastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And while there’s not as much fanfare, nonplastic straws are making inroads. Elliot Lewis, NBC News, 30 July 2022 To prepare the formula, do so in a nonplastic container with at least 70 degree C water. Matt Simon, Wired, 19 Oct. 2020 As we order groceries and other goods for home delivery like never before, considering the need to buy products packaged in nonplastic, recyclable or reusable shipping materials is one way to honor Earth Day. Bonnie McCarthy, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2020 Two are in start-ups developing nonplastic containers: Cove, which makes a biodegradable water bottle, and Notpla, which helped produce a ballyhooed dissolvable Scotch whisky pod. New York Times, 12 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonplastic was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Nonplastic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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