shrink-wrapping

shrink-wrap

[shringk-rap]
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] .


Origin:
1965–70

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shrink-wrap
 
vb , -wraps, -wrapping, -wrapped
(tr) to package (a product) in a flexible plastic wrapping designed to shrink about its contours to protect and seal it

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