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[shringk-rap] /ˈʃrɪŋkˌræp/
verb (used with object), shrink-wrapped, shrink-wrapping.
to wrap and seal (a book, a food product, etc.) in a flexible film of plastic that, when exposed to a heating process, shrinks to the contour of the merchandise.
the plastic film used to shrink-wrap something.
Also, shrinkwrap, shrink-pack, shrinkpack
[shringk-pak] /ˈʃrɪŋkˌpæk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of shrink-wrap
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for shrink-wrap
  • We can also hole punch, shrink-wrap and ship to multiple locations.
  • The painted trucks only come packaged in shrink-wrap.
  • Includes photos and guidance including shrink-wrap and netting to mitigate potential falling hazards.
British Dictionary definitions for shrink-wrap


verb -wraps, -wrapping, -wrapped
(transitive) to package (a product) in a flexible plastic wrapping designed to shrink about its contours to protect and seal it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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