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Any of various substances added to plastics or other materials to make or keep them soft or pliable.
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(ˈplæstɪˌsaɪzə) or


any of a number of substances added to materials in order to modify their physical properties. Their uses include softening and improving the flexibility of plastics and preventing dried paint coatings from becoming too brittle
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(ˈplæs təˌsaɪ zər)

1. any of a group of substances that are used in plastics or other materials to impart viscosity, flexibility, softness, or other properties to the finished product.
2. an admixture for making mortar or concrete workable with little water.
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A substance added to polymers and other materials to increase their flexibility.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plasticizer - a substance added to plastics or other materials to make them more pliable
softener - a substance added to another to make it less hard
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