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tr. & intr.v. plas·ti·cized, plas·ti·ciz·ing, plas·ti·ciz·es
To make or become plastic.
plas′ti·ci·za′tion (-sĭ-zā′shən) n.
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to make or become plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
ˌplasticiˈzation, ˌplasticiˈsation n
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v. -cized, -ciz•ing. v.t.
1. to make plastic.v.i.
2. to become plastic.
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Past participle: plasticized
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|Verb||1.||plasticize - become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
|2.||plasticize - make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer; "plasticized PVC"|
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