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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Uterotrophic assay of two concentrations of migrates from each of 23 polystyrenes administered orally (by gavage) to immature female Wistar rats.
Styrene oligomers--such as trans-1,2-diphenylcyclobutane (TCB), cis-1,2-diphenylcyclobutane (CCB), 1,3-diphenylpropane, 2,4-diphenyl-1-butene, 2,4,6-triphenyl-1-hexene, and 1[alpha]-phenyl-4[beta]-(1'-phenylethyl)tetralin--are incorporated into polystyrene resin as impurities in the course of manufacture and may have a variety of biologic actions, including hormonal activity (Kawamura et al.
Styrene oligomers such as TCB are by-products in the manufacture of polystyrene and may later be released from the resin (Kawamura et al.
Although various types of copolymers and functionalized polystyrenes have been used to compatibilize polystyrene and polyamide blends, the use of polystyrene grafted with acrylic acid is very conspicuous by its absence.
Preliminary investigations to study the feasibility of using polystyrene grafted with acrylic acid to blend polystyrene (PS) and nylon 6,6 (N66) have been done.
Compay's endothermic systems are incorportaed into MF-1570-H and recommended for use in polyolefins, polystyrenes, modified-PPO and modified-PPe.
Safoam powders are recommended for applications in polystyrene, polyolefins, ABS, PPO and PPE.