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polythene

[pol-uh-theen] /ˈpɒl əˌθin/
noun, Chemistry, British
Origin of polythene
1935-1940
1935-40; by shortening
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polythene

/ˈpɒlɪˌθiːn/
noun
1.
any one of various light thermoplastic materials made from ethylene with properties depending on the molecular weight of the polymer. The common forms are a waxy flexible plastic (low-density polythene) and a tougher rigid more crystalline form (high-density polythene). Polythene is used for packaging, moulded articles, pipes and tubing, insulation, textiles, and coatings on metal Systematic name polyethene Also called polyethylene
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