plasticizer

noun plas·ti·ciz·er \ ˈpla-stə-ˌsī-zər \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of plasticizer

: one that plasticizes; specifically : a chemical added especially to rubbers and resins to impart flexibility, workability, or stretchability

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1925

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plasticizer

noun plas·ti·ciz·er
variants: or British plasticiser play \ˈplas-tə-ˌsī-zər\

medical Definition of plasticizer

: a chemical added especially to rubbers and resins to impart flexibility, workability, or stretchability

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