Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to thermoplastic: thermoplastic resin


Becoming soft when heated and hard when cooled.
A thermoplastic resin, such as polystyrene or polyethylene.

ther′mo·plas·tic′i·ty (-plă-stĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Chemistry) (of a material, esp a synthetic plastic or resin) becoming soft when heated and rehardening on cooling without appreciable change of properties. Compare thermosetting
(Chemistry) a synthetic plastic or resin, such as polystyrene, with these properties
thermoplasticity n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˌθɜr məˈplæs tɪk)

1. soft and pliable when heated, as some plastics, without any change of the inherent properties.
2. a plastic of this type.
ther`mo•plas•tic′i•ty (-plæˈstɪs ɪ ti) n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.


Describes a substance which becomes flexible when heated and hardens on cooling with no change in its properties.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thermoplastic - a material that softens when heated and hardens again when cooled
plastic - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
saran - any of various thermoplastic resins used to make things
celluloid - highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics
Adj.1.thermoplastic - having the property of softening or fusing when heated and of hardening and becoming rigid again when cooled; "thermoplastic materials can be remelted and cooled time after time without undergoing any appreciable chemical change"
thermoset, thermosetting - having the property of becoming permanently hard and rigid when heated or cured; "the phenol resins and plastics were the original synthetic thermosetting materials"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


[ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk] Ntermoplástico m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk] adjtermoplastico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Fact.MR has announced the addition of the "Expanded Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2026"report to their offering.
Summary: Fact.MR has announced the addition of the "Expanded Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2026"report to their offering.
M2 PRESSWIRE-July 25, 2019-: Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU) Market Overview & Potential Growth Opportunities 2023| Key Players: Terrific, Lubrizol, Huntsman : Radiant Insights, Inc.
Key statement: Provided is a thermoplastic elastomer composition that can be suitably used for the inner liners of pneumatic tires and exhibits high air barrier properties and high fatigue durability.
For example, thermoplastic molders are just discovering the potential of a new type of hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) commercialized by Lanxess in 2005.
Composite Article Having Thermoplastic Elastomer Region on Thermoplastic Substrate: No.
It offers chapters on plastic materials selection, engineering product design, structural design for thermoplastics, thermoplastic gearing design, plastic journal bearing design, thermoplastic spring design, thermoplastic pressure vessel design, thermoplastic assembly methods, thermoplastic effects on design, thermoplastic injection mold design, performance testing of thermoplastics, and thermoplastic product cost analysis.
Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes Manufacturers Utilize Rising Consumer Preference to Heighten Overall Revenue Share, reports Fact.MR Study
Summary: Properties offered by expanded thermoplastic polyurethane are a combination of the properties of thermoplastic polyurethane and foam.
It is using induction to heat molds for long-glass thermoplastic composites to produce large parts with automotive Class A surfaces.
Vulcanized thermoplastic elastomers (TPVs) are said to feature the company's proprietary cure technology.

Full browser ?