verb (used with object), verb (used without object), plasticized, plasticizing.
to render or become plastic.
Also, especially British, plasticise.

1925–30; plastic + -ize

plasticization, noun
unplasticized, adjective Unabridged
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plasticize or plasticise (ˈplæstɪˌsaɪz)
to make or become plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
plasticise or plasticise
plastici'zation or plasticise
plastici'sation or plasticise

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Example sentences
The absorbed water will further plasticize the zein.
Water is needed in order to plasticize the mix in preparation for feeding the briquetting press.
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