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shrink-wrap

[shringk-rap] /ˈʃrɪŋkˌræp/
verb (used with object), shrink-wrapped, shrink-wrapping.
1.
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.
noun
2.
the plastic film used to shrink-wrap something.
Also, shrinkwrap, shrink-pack, shrinkpack
[shringk-pak] /ˈʃrɪŋkˌpæk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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British Dictionary definitions for shrink-wrapping

shrink-wrap

verb -wraps, -wrapping, -wrapped
1.
(transitive) to package (a product) in a flexible plastic wrapping designed to shrink about its contours to protect and seal it
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