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plastic money

  

      n   credit cards, used instead of cash  
     (C20: from the cards being made of plastic)  
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plastic  
      n  
1    any one of a large number of synthetic usually organic materials that have a polymeric structure and can be moulded when soft and then set, esp. such a material in a finished state containing plasticizer, stabilizer, filler, pigments, etc. Plastics are classified as thermosetting (such as Bakelite) or thermoplastic (such as PVC) and are used in the manufacture of many articles and in coatings, artificial fibres, etc.  
   Compare       resin       2  
2       short for       plastic money  
      adj  
3    made of plastic  
4    easily influenced; impressionable  
the plastic minds of children     
5    capable of being moulded or formed  
6      (Fine arts)  
a    of or relating to moulding or modelling  
the plastic arts     
b    produced or apparently produced by moulding  
the plastic draperies of Giotto's figures     
7    having the power to form or influence  
the plastic forces of the imagination     
8      (Biology)   of or relating to any formative process; able to change, develop, or grow  
plastic tissues     
9    of or relating to plastic surgery  
10    Slang   superficially attractive yet unoriginal or artificial  
plastic food     
     (C17: from Latin plasticus relating to moulding, from Greek plastikos, from plassein to form)  
  plastically      adv  


-plastic  
      adj combining form   growing or forming  
neoplastic     
     (from Greek plastikos; see plastic)  
plastic bomb  
      n   a bomb consisting of an adhesive jelly-like explosive fitted around a detonator  
plastic bullet  
      n   a solid PVC cylinder, 10 cm long and 38 mm in diameter, fired by police in riots to regain control,   (Formal name)    baton round  
plastic money  
      n   credit cards, used instead of cash  
     (C20: from the cards being made of plastic)  
plastic surgery  
      n   the branch of surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic repair or re-formation of missing, injured, or malformed tissues or parts,   (Also called)    anaplasty  
  plastic surgeon      n  
reinforced plastic  
      n   plastic with fibrous matter, such as carbon fibre, embedded in it to confer additional strength  

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plastic

  

      adj  
1    compliant, docile, easily influenced, impressionable, malleable, manageable, pliable, receptive, responsive, tractable  
2    ductile, fictile, flexible, mouldable, pliable, pliant, soft, supple, tensile  
3      (slang)   artificial, false, meretricious, mock, phoney or phony     (informal)   pseudo     (informal)   sham, specious, spurious, superficial, synthetic  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    intractable, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, unmanageable, unreceptive  
2    brittle, hard, inflexible, rigid, stiff, unbending, unyielding  
3    authentic, genuine, natural, real, sincere, true  

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exp.
easily gained money
o.
eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically for good and services via cyber digital device.
[Tech.] eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device as cell phone
n.
eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device.
[Tech.] eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device as cell phone
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
v.
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
n.
informal name given to footwear items like socks, home foot covers or plastic foot covers used for hygienical reasons
n.
plastic surgery consisting in removing the fat tissue from the abdominal area
popular term
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
A prostitute who exchanges sexual favors for crack cocaine instead of money.
[Slang]
n.
money that is paid because someone suffered from a loss of what they own (such as injury)
When you are responsible for someone's serious injury, I think you should pay compensation to that person.

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