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

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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 Floating phone pouches may be constructed with high-quality PVC or another high-performance material like thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), which is a little more elastic and durable than PVC. Field & Stream, "Best Waterproof Phone Pouch: Smart Ways to Protect A Smartphone," 5 Jan. 2021 For just $13 on Amazon, all the joys of non-modern heating become mine, a thermoplastic bag filled nightly with hot water. Gear Team, Wired, "All the Gear We Fell In Love With During 2020," 24 Dec. 2020 Instead of that traditional band, the lighting system relies on a flexible thermoplastic polyurethane loop that rests lightly atop your head like Wonder Woman’s tiara. Stan Horaczek And Rob Verger, Popular Science, "The 8 most exciting sports and outdoor products of 2020," 4 Dec. 2020 The transparent version is made of thermoplastic polyurethane, which is more heavy-duty than the flexible plastic matte version. Medea Giordano, Wired, "The Best Black Friday Deals Under $50," 28 Nov. 2020 With a slim construction and protective thermoplastic polyurethane bumper, this case keeps your iPad Pro protected while giving it a rustic look. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "Accessorize your Apple devices with our picks for best accessories of 2020," 14 Sep. 2020 The case, made of thermoplastic polyurethane, is comfortable and durable. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "Accessorize your Apple devices with our picks for best accessories of 2020," 14 Sep. 2020 The liner and exterior shell are coated with thermoplastic urethane, which is waterproof, easy to clean, and puncture proof. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best Soft Coolers for Keeping Food and Beer Cold," 23 June 2020 The unique design incorporates a helix made of a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), wrapped around the outside of the hose. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Garden Hoses for More Than Just Your Garden," 26 June 2020

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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 2021

Cite this Entry

“Thermoplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermoplastic. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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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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