Styrofoam


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Sty·ro·foam

 (stī′rə-fōm′)
A trademark for a light, resilient polystyrene plastic.

Styrofoam

(ˈstaɪrəˌfəʊm)
n
(Chemical Engineering) trademark (sometimes not capital) a light, expanded polystyrene plastic
[C20: from polystyrene + foam]

Sty•ro•foam

(ˈstaɪ rəˌfoʊm)
Trademark. an expanded plastic made from polystyrene.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Styrofoam - a light resilient foam of polystyrene
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
polystyrene - a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic; "expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation"
foam - a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture
Translations
مادّة بلاستيكيَّه عازِلَه
polystyrène expansé
pólÿstÿrenfroîa
penový polystyrén

Styrofoam

® [ˈstaɪrəˌfəʊm]
A. N (US) → poliestireno m
B. CPD [cup] → de poliestireno

Styrofoam®

[ˈstaɪərəfəʊm] (US)
npolystyrène m
adjen polystyrène

Styrofoam®

n (US) → ˜ Styropor® nt

Styrofoam

® [ˈstaɪrəˌfəʊm] (Am)
1. npolistirene
2. adj (cup) → di polistirene

Styrofoam®

(ˈstairəfoum) noun
plastic foam used for insulation etc.
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