shrink-wrap

verb
\ ˈshriŋk-ˌrap How to pronounce shrink-wrap (audio) , especially Southern ˈsriŋk- \
shrink-wrapped; shrink-wrapping; shrink-wraps

Definition of shrink-wrap

transitive verb

: to wrap (something, such as a book or a piece of meat) in tough clear plastic film that is then shrunk (as by heating) to form a tightly fitting package

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shrink-wrap noun

First Known Use of shrink-wrap

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Shrink-wrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shrink-wrap. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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