Definition of Styrofoam

1. Noun. A light resilient foam of polystyrene.

Language type: Trademark
Generic synonyms: Polystyrene, Foam



Definition of Styrofoam

1. Noun. Expanded polystyrene foam, such as is used in cups and packaging ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Styrofoam

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Styrofoam

styptics
styracin
styracosaur
styracosaurus
styrax
styrax family
styraxes
styre
styred
styrene
styrene-butadiene-styrene
styrenes
styrenyl
styres
styring
styrofoam
styrofoams
styrol
styrolene
styrolenes
styryl
styrylchromone
styrylchromones
styrylpyrone
styryls
styte
styted
stytes
stythe
styting

Literary usage of Styrofoam

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1. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1888)
"22 Styrofoam Peanuts Sherman turned over onto his left side, but soon his left knee developed an ache, as if the weight of his right leg were cutting off ..."

2. Native Americans by Jill Norris (1996)
"Cut a circle from the Styrofoam. 2. Poke two holes through it for threading the cord. 3. ... Make the design on the Styrofoam with the sharp pencil. ..."

3. Celebrate Life: A Guide for Planning All Night Alcohol & Drug-Free edited by Sharon Murphy (1992)
"Supplies: 1 carpet tube, 1 tin can same diameter as tube, 1 styrofoam ball same ... Cover small styrofoam ball (same size as inside of tube) with foil; ..."

4. Folk Art Projects Around the World by Jill Norris (1997)
"Materials 4" Styrofoam ball 1/2 of 4" Styrofoam ball 3" Styrofoam egg patterns ... Push the wide end of the cone into the rounded portion of the Styrofoam ..."

5. All Aboard for Space: Introducing Space to Youngsters (1995)
"Materials: Nine balloons, nine paper mache balls or nine styrofoam balls, coat hanger, string (if paper mache or styrofoam is used children can use tempera ..."

6. Ten-minute Activitiesby Martha Cheney, Ethel Condon, Marilyn Evans by Martha Cheney, Ethel Condon, Marilyn Evans (2001)
"What could be used in place of Styrofoam in each instance? ... Summarize the discussion with a recommendation for limiting the use of Styrofoam. ..."

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