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  • adj. 可塑的; n. 塑胶
  • [英] adj. 可塑的 ( capable of being molded: pliable)
  • [例] The sculptor molded the plastic clay with her hand.

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I. adjective

  • Etymology: Latin plasticus of molding, from Greek plastikos, from plassein to mold, form
  • Date: 1632
  • 1. formative, creative <plastic forces in nature>
  • 2.
    • a. capable of being molded or modeled <plastic clay>
    • b. capable of adapting to varying conditions ; pliable <ecologically plastic animals>
  • 3. sculptural
  • 4. made or consisting of a plastic
  • 5. capable of being deformed continuously and permanently in any direction without rupture
  • 6. of, relating to, or involving plastic surgery
  • 7. having a quality suggestive of mass-produced plastic goods; especially artificial 4 <plastic smiles>
  • 8. relating to, characterized by, or exhibiting neural plasticity
  • Synonyms:
    • plastic, pliable, pliant, ductile, malleable, adaptable mean susceptible of being modified in form or nature. plastic applies to substances soft enough to be molded yet capable of hardening into the desired fixed form <plastic materials allow the sculptor greater freedom>. pliable suggests something easily bent, folded, twisted, or manipulated<pliable rubber tubing>. pliant may stress flexibility and sometimes connote springiness<an athletic shoe with a pliant sole>. ductile applies to what can be drawn out or extended with ease<ductile metals such as copper>. malleable applies to what may be pressed or beaten into shape<the malleable properties of gold>. adaptable implies the capability of being easily modified to suit other conditions, needs, or uses<computer hardware that is adaptable>.

II. noun

  • Date: 1905
  • 1. a plastic substance; specifically any of numerous organic synthetic or processed materials that are mostly thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers of high molecular weight and that can be made into objects, films, or filaments
  • 2. credit cards used for payment — called also plastic money
  • ? plasticky adjective

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