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A protective wrapping for articles of merchandise consisting of a clear plastic film that is wound about the articles and then shrunk by heat to form a sealed, tight-fitting package. Also called shrink package.
tr.v. shrink-wrapped, shrink-wrap·ping, shrink-wraps
To wrap (an article of merchandise) in protective clear plastic film.
1. Of or relating to shrink-wrap.
2. Of or relating to a legal agreement, such as a software license, to which one indicates acceptance by opening the shrink-wrap that encloses a product subject to the agreement.
vb, -wraps, -wrapping or -wrapped
(Commerce) (tr) to package (a product) in a flexible plastic wrapping designed to shrink about its contours to protect and seal it
v. -wrapped, -wrap•ping,
1. to wrap and seal in a clear, flexible plastic sheet that when exposed to heat shrinks tightly around the thing it covers.n.
2. the plastic film used to shrink-wrap something.
Past participle: shrink-wrapped