thermoplastic

adjective
ther·​mo·​plas·​tic | \ ˌthər-mə-ˈpla-stik How to pronounce thermoplastic (audio) \

Definition of thermoplastic

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

Other Words from thermoplastic

thermoplastic noun
thermoplasticity \ ˌthər-​mə-​ˌpla-​ˈsti-​sə-​tē How to pronounce thermoplastic (audio) \ noun

Examples of thermoplastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Featuring a thermoplastic rubber sole for flexibility, a vegan leather upper, and faux fur or cotton atop the shaft, the boots tackle all terrains and temperatures with ease. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 30 Dec. 2021 Dwight Morgan is executive vice president of business development at M. Holland Company, an international thermoplastic resin distributor. Edward Segal, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 The company that is known for using materials like merino wool and castor bean oil in its sneakers helped Adidas re-create its featherweight Lightstrike midsole using Allbirds’ SweetFoam instead of thermoplastic urethane. Adrienne So, Wired, 12 May 2021 This knife features a stainless steel blade around 7.9 inches in length, along with an ergonomic handle made from thermoplastic Elastomer that provides its user with a non-slip grip, even when soaking wet. Tim Kohut, BGR, 14 June 2021 It's made of 40% wood fiber and 60% thermoplastic polymer, which can be molded into a variety of frame styles and painted any color during the design process. Bridget Degnan, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 June 2021 This ball is made from 100% thermoplastic polyurethane and the materials are imported. Chris Hachey, BGR, 21 May 2021 This ball is made from 100% thermoplastic polyurethane and the materials are imported. Chris Hachey, BGR, 21 May 2021 The batteries use cell-cooling technology and are wrapped in thermoplastic material that help extend run times, deflect heat and maximize performance. Cary Jenkins, Arkansas Online, 22 May 2021

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First Known Use of thermoplastic

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thermoplastic was in 1883

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13 Jan 2022

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“Thermoplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermoplastic. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for thermoplastic

thermoplastic

adjective
ther·​mo·​plas·​tic | \ ˌthər-mə-ˈplas-tik How to pronounce thermoplastic (audio) \

Medical Definition of thermoplastic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Other Words from thermoplastic

thermoplasticity \ -​ˌplas-​ˈtis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce thermoplastic (audio) \ noun, plural thermoplasticities

thermoplastic

noun

Medical Definition of thermoplastic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a thermoplastic material

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