poly·​thene | \ ˈpä-lə-ˌthēn How to pronounce polythene (audio) \

Definition of polythene

chiefly British

Examples of polythene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other waste included strapping bands used in packaging, polythene bags and rubber tires. Fox News, 8 July 2019 Leakage of 50% peroxide onto supporting pallets under polythene sheeting led to spontaneous ignition and a fierce fire. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of polythene

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polythene

by contraction

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“Polythene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polythene. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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