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Definition of "polyethylene" [polyethylene]

  • A polymerized ethylene resin, used especially for containers, kitchenware, and tubing, or in the form of films and sheets for packaging. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "polyethylene" in a sentence
  • "Until now, however, there has been one major drawback -- they are traditionally made with a high percentage of virgin polyethylene plastic resin."
  • "I've got PhpBB 3.0.5 installed with a forum theme called polyethylene which I got it from here."
  • "Mr. Gott is currently experimenting with PET bottles aka polyethylene terephthalate, a recycled plastic used for cheap wines in Europe but says it's been a challenge: It's hard to make the PET bottle look large enough."
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