Meaning of PLASTIC in English


(SOFT) [adjective] - soft enough to be changed into a new shapeClay is a very plastic material.This metal is plastic at high temperatures.Plastic explosive is a soft explosive substance that is used to make bombs and can be easily formed into different shapes.They used plastic explosive to blow up the bridge.Police discovered a secret cache of automatic weapons and plastic explosives.Plastic surgery is a medical operation to bring a damaged area of skin, and sometimes bone, back to a usual appearance, or to improve a person's appearance.Several of the survivors of the crash had to have extensive plastic surgery.She had plastic surgery on her nose, to make it straighter.

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