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pol·y·sty·rene

 (pŏl′ē-stī′rēn)
n.
A rigid clear thermoplastic polymer of styrene that can be molded into objects or made into a foam that is used as thermal insulation.

pol′y·sty′rene adj.
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polystyrene

(ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a synthetic thermoplastic material obtained by polymerizing styrene; used as a white rigid foam (expanded polystyrene) for insulating and packing and as a glasslike material in light fittings and water tanks
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pol•y•sty•rene

(ˌpɒl iˈstaɪ rin, -ˈstɪər in)

n.
a polymer of styrene in the form of a clear plastic or stiff foam, used in molded objects and as an insulator in refrigerators and air conditioners.
[1925–30]
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pol·y·sty·rene

(pŏl′ē-stī′rēn)
A plastic polymer that is transparent, hard, and rigid. It has a wide variety of uses, including as a solid foam for insulation.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polystyrene - a polymer of styrenepolystyrene - a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic; "expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation"
cinnamene, phenylethylene, styrene, vinylbenzene - a colorless oily liquid; the monomer for polystyrene
Styrofoam - a light resilient foam of polystyrene
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Translations

polystyrene

[ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn]
A. N (esp Brit) → poliestireno m
B. ADJde poliestireno
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polystyrene

[ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn]
npolystyrène m
adj [cup, tile] → en polystyrène
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polystyrene

nPolystyrol nt; (extended also) → Styropor® nt
adjPolystyrol-/Styropor-; polystyrene cupStyroporbecher m
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polystyrene

[ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn] npolistirolo
polystyrene chips → palline fpl di polistirolo
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