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thermoplastic resin

Definitions of thermoplastic resin
  1. noun
    a material that softens when heated and hardens again when cooled
    synonyms: thermoplastic
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    types:
    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
    type of:
    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
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