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Definition of "polythene" [polythene]

  • Chiefly British Variant of polyethylene. (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 "polythene" in a sentence
  • "Rubble and garbage needed to be removed, dead cats and birds scooped up, windows covered in polythene to prevent rain damage, and I finally I needed to gave notice to the swallows that they would have to vacate as I was taking over the house!"
  • "They produced a waxy lump of what the British call polythene ."
  • "A cloche is made by placing bamboo hoops across the bed and covering the bed with polythene, which is kept well clear of the seeds."
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