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pol·y·thene

 (pŏl′ə-thēn′)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of polyethylene.

[poly- + (e)th(yl)ene.]

polythene

(ˈpɒlɪˌθiːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any one of various light thermoplastic materials made from ethylene with properties depending on the molecular weight of the polymer. The common forms are a waxy flexible plastic (low-density polythene) and a tougher rigid more crystalline form (high-density polythene). Polythene is used for packaging, moulded articles, pipes and tubing, insulation, textiles, and coatings on metal. Systematic name: polyethene Also called: polyethylene
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polythene - a lightweight thermoplastic; used especially in packaging and insulation
synthetic resin - a resin having a polymeric structure; especially a resin in the raw state; used chiefly in plastics
Translations
مادّة البوليثين تُشْبه النايلون
polyetylén
plastikpolyætylen
polietilén
fjöl-/pólÿetÿlen
polietilenas
polietilēns
polyetylén
polietilen

polythene

[ˈpɒlɪθiːn] (Brit)
A. Npolietileno m
B. CPD polythene bag Nbolsa f de plástico or polietileno

polythene

[ˈpɒlɪθiːn] npolyéthylène mpolythene bag nsachet m en plastique

polythene

n (Brit) → Polyäthylen nt; (in everyday language) → Plastik nt; polythene bagPlastiktüte f

polythene

[ˈpɒlɪˌθiːn] n (Brit) → polietilene m, politene m

polythene

(ˈpoliθiːn) noun, adjective
(of) any of several types of plastic that can be moulded when hot. It's made of polythene; a polythene bag.
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