polyvinyl chloride


: a polymer of vinyl chloride used especially for electrical insulation, films, and pipes
abbreviation PVC

Examples of polyvinyl chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Samples from another 31 patients also had measurable amounts of polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC or vinyl. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 6 Mar. 2024 Thirty patients had polyvinyl chloride particles in their plaque. Susanne Rust, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2024 About 12% also had measurable amounts of polyvinyl chloride or PVC. Kaitlin Sullivan, Health, 28 Mar. 2024 At the time of publication, the study’s algorithm was able to identify seven types of plastics: polyamide, polypropylene, polyethylene, polymethyl methacrylate, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, and polyethylene terephthalate. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 9 Jan. 2024 The polyvinyl chloride frame is sturdy and designed to hold up to 440 pounds (the highest of any single seat on this list), and the 600D polyester outer fabric ensures the chair is waterproof. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 10 Oct. 2023 Manufacturers add phthalates to consumer products to make the plastic more flexible and harder to break, primarily in polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, products such as children’s toys. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 6 Feb. 2024 The garland has over 300 tips made with a polyvinyl chloride and polyethylene blend, giving you the most realistic style. Nicole Pyles, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Dec. 2023 It's made of polyvinyl chloride, the ideal selection for a faux garland, especially when prioritizing a lifelike appearance. Nicole Pyles, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polyvinyl chloride was in 1930

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“Polyvinyl chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyvinyl%20chloride. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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