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ther·mo·plas·tic

 (thûr′mə-plăs′tĭk)
adj.
Becoming soft when heated and hard when cooled.
n.
A thermoplastic resin, such as polystyrene or polyethylene.

ther′mo·plas·tic′i·ty (-plă-stĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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thermoplastic

(ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk)
adj
(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
n
(Chemistry) a synthetic plastic or resin, such as polystyrene, with these properties
thermoplasticity n
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ther•mo•plas•tic

(ˌθɜr məˈplæs tɪk)

adj.
1. soft and pliable when heated, as some plastics, without any change of the inherent properties.
n.
2. a plastic of this type.
[1880–85]
ther`mo•plas•tic′i•ty (-plæˈstɪs ɪ ti) n.
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thermoplastic

Describes a substance which becomes flexible when heated and hardens on cooling with no change in its properties.
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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"
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Translations

thermoplastic

[ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk] Ntermoplástico m
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thermoplastic

[ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk] adjtermoplastico/a
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Consequently, the as-prepared EP-DA-NBR exhibits both thermal reversibility and some thermoplasticity. Once EP-DA-NBR sample is impacted and cracks may engender in EP-DA-NBR.
In adhesives, our focus goes beyond finding more environmentally-friendly materials or enhancing properties such as thermoplasticity or green strength," states Jane Cai, regional business director, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers, Asia Pacific.
The increased thermoplasticity of Exxon IT0316 reduces the pressure at the extruder head.
Evaluation of the thermoplasticity of gutta-percha and Resilon using the Obtura II System at different temperature settings.
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Solution steps in the effective-stress-function algorithm for thermoplasticity and creep [2]are as follows:
Breathair is a polyester nonwoven of a thermoplasticity elastomer.
Natural amber displays a quality known as thermoplasticity. In other words, pieces can be fused together simply by applying a little heat.