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plas·ti·cize

 (plăs′tĭ-sīz′)
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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plasticize

(ˈplæstɪˌsaɪz) or

plasticise

vb
to make or become plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
ˌplasticiˈzation, ˌplasticiˈsation n
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plas•ti•cize

(ˈplæs təˌsaɪz)

v. -cized, -ciz•ing. v.t.
1. to make plastic.
v.i.
2. to become plastic.
[1925–30]
plas`ti•ci•za′tion, n.
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plasticize


Past participle: plasticized
Gerund: plasticizing

Imperative
plasticize
plasticize
Present
I plasticize
you plasticize
he/she/it plasticizes
we plasticize
you plasticize
they plasticize
Preterite
I plasticized
you plasticized
he/she/it plasticized
we plasticized
you plasticized
they plasticized
Present Continuous
I am plasticizing
you are plasticizing
he/she/it is plasticizing
we are plasticizing
you are plasticizing
they are plasticizing
Present Perfect
I have plasticized
you have plasticized
he/she/it has plasticized
we have plasticized
you have plasticized
they have plasticized
Past Continuous
I was plasticizing
you were plasticizing
he/she/it was plasticizing
we were plasticizing
you were plasticizing
they were plasticizing
Past Perfect
I had plasticized
you had plasticized
he/she/it had plasticized
we had plasticized
you had plasticized
they had plasticized
Future
I will plasticize
you will plasticize
he/she/it will plasticize
we will plasticize
you will plasticize
they will plasticize
Future Perfect
I will have plasticized
you will have plasticized
he/she/it will have plasticized
we will have plasticized
you will have plasticized
they will have plasticized
Future Continuous
I will be plasticizing
you will be plasticizing
he/she/it will be plasticizing
we will be plasticizing
you will be plasticizing
they will be plasticizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been plasticizing
you have been plasticizing
he/she/it has been plasticizing
we have been plasticizing
you have been plasticizing
they have been plasticizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been plasticizing
you will have been plasticizing
he/she/it will have been plasticizing
we will have been plasticizing
you will have been plasticizing
they will have been plasticizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been plasticizing
you had been plasticizing
he/she/it had been plasticizing
we had been plasticizing
you had been plasticizing
they had been plasticizing
Conditional
I would plasticize
you would plasticize
he/she/it would plasticize
we would plasticize
you would plasticize
they would plasticize
Past Conditional
I would have plasticized
you would have plasticized
he/she/it would have plasticized
we would have plasticized
you would have plasticized
they would have plasticized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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