thermoplastic

adjective ther·mo·plas·tic \ ˌthər-mə-ˈpla-stik \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of thermoplastic

: capable of softening or fusing when heated and of hardening again when cooled
  • thermoplastic synthetic resins
— compare thermosetting

thermoplastic

noun

thermoplasticity

play \ˌthər-mə-ˌpla-ˈsti-sə-tē\ noun

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First Known Use of thermoplastic

1883

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thermoplastic

adjective ther·mo·plas·tic \ ˌthər-mə-ˈplas-tik \

medical Definition of thermoplastic

: capable of softening or fusing when heated and of hardening again when cooled
  • thermoplastic synthetic resins

thermoplasticity

play \-ˌplas-ˈtis-ət-ē\ noun, plural thermoplasticities

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thermoplastic

noun

medical Definition of thermoplastic

: a thermoplastic material


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