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Definition of "polyvinyl" [polyvinyl]

  • Designating any of a group of polymerized thermoplastic vinyls, such as polyvinyl chloride. (adjective)

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 "polyvinyl" in a sentence
  • "DEHP is used as a plasticizer in polyvinyl chloride (PVC)."
  • "The plastics that di-n-butyl phthalate is used most in are called polyvinyl chloride plastics and nitrocellulose lacquers."
  • "DEHP is used in many products that are made from plastic, but especially a plastic known as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or vinyl."