- adj. 塑料的；（外科）造型的；可塑的
- n. 塑料制品；整形；可塑体
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- plastic:  Plastic is etymologically a ‘mouldable’ substance. The word comes via French plastique and Latin plasticus from Greek plastikós ‘fit for moulding’, a derivative of the verb plássein ‘mould’ (source also of English plasma  and plaster). Up until the 20th century its main use in English was as an adjective, meaning ‘pliable’. The first record of its use for a ‘synthetic material made from organic compounds’ comes from 1909. The trade-name Plasticine was coined from it in the 1890s.
=> plasma, plaster
- plastic (n.)
- 1905, "solid substance that can be molded," originally of dental molds, from plastic (adj.). Main current meaning, "synthetic product made from oil derivatives," first recorded 1909, coined by Leo Baekeland (see bakelite).
- plastic (adj.)
- 1630s, "capable of shaping or molding," from Latin plasticus, from Greek plastikos "able to be molded, pertaining to molding, fit for molding," also in reference to the arts, from plastos "molded, formed," verbal adjective from plassein "to mold" (see plasma). Surgical sense of "remedying a deficiency of structure" is first recorded 1839 (in plastic surgery). Meaning "made of plastic" is from 1909. Picked up in counterculture slang with meaning "false, superficial" (1963). Plastic explosive (n.) attested from 1894.
- 1. It was packaged in a fancy plastic case with attractive graphics.
- 2. She even had plastic surgery to change the shape of her nose.
- 3. Cover with plastic film and refrigerate for 24 hours.
- 4. It was I who first raised the subject of plastic surgery.
- 5. Holidaymakers should beware of using plastic cards in foreign cash dispensers.
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