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  ( plastics    plural  )
1       n-mass   Plastic is a material which is produced from oil by a chemical process and which is used to make many objects. It is light in weight and does not break easily.  
oft N n  
...a wooden crate, sheltered from wetness by sheets of plastic..., A lot of the plastics that carmakers are using cannot be recycled., ...a black plastic bag.     
2       adj   If you describe something as plastic, you mean that you think it looks or tastes unnatural or not real.,   (disapproval)    ...plastic airline food...     
3       n-uncount   If you use plastic or plastic money to pay for something, you pay for it with a credit card instead of using cash.  
INFORMAL   Using plastic to pay for an order is simplicity itself.     
4       adj   Something that is plastic is soft and can easily be made into different shapes.  
The mud is smooth, gray, soft, and plastic as butter.     
  plasticity      n-uncount  
...the plasticity of the flesh.     

plastic bullet        ( plastic bullets    plural  ) A plastic bullet is a large bullet made of plastic, which is intended to make people stop rioting, rather than to kill people.      n-count  
plastic explosive        ( plastic explosives    plural  ) Plastic explosive is a substance which explodes and which is used in making small bombs.      n-mass  
plastic surgeon        ( plastic surgeons    plural  ) A plastic surgeon is a doctor who performs operations to repair or replace skin which has been damaged, or to improve people's appearance.      n-count  
plastic surgery     
Plastic surgery is the practice of performing operations to repair or replace skin which has been damaged, or to improve people's appearance.      n-uncount  
She even had plastic surgery to change the shape of her nose.     
plastic wrap     
Plastic wrap is a thin, clear, stretchy plastic which you use to cover food to keep it fresh.  
  (AM)      n-uncount   (=Saran wrap)  
in BRIT, use clingfilm     
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informal name given to footwear items like socks, home foot covers or plastic foot covers used for hygienical reasons
plastic surgery consisting in removing the fat tissue from the abdominal area
popular term
to cover with a thin layer of paint applied with a dry brush in order to soften or blur a figure or outline
an art term
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
l'habit ne fait pas le moine
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