Definition of Polystyrene

1. Noun. A polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic. "Expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation"

Generic synonyms: Cinnamene, Phenylethylene, Styrene, Vinylbenzene
Specialized synonyms: Styrofoam



Definition of Polystyrene

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) A vinylic polymer of styrene, CH2CHphenyl. ¹

2. Noun. (organic chemistry) An alkane chain of benzene molecules, RCH2CHphenylR. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polystyrene

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polystyrene

polystannane
polystannanes
polysteraxic
polystichia
polystichous
polystick
polysticks
polystilbene
polystomata
polystome
polystomes
polystrate
polystyle
polystyles
polystylistic
polystyrene (current term)
polystyrenes
polysubstance
polysubstituted
polysulfane
polysulfanes
polysulfide
polysulfide reductase
polysulfide rubber
polysulfides
polysulfonated
polysulfone
polysulfones
polysulphane
polysulphanes

Literary usage of Polystyrene

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1. Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade (1998) edited by Paula Altman (1999)
"polystyrene Packaging Council's membership includes manufacturers of polystyrene resin, polystyrene foam and rigid food service packaging. ..."

2. Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade (1995) by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"A nonprofit trade association dedicated to providing information about environmentally responsible methods of solid waste disposal for polystyrene and the ..."

3. Decision-Maker's Guide to Solid-Waste Managementby Philip R. O'Leary by Philip R. O'Leary (1999)
"A California company's polystyrene peanut reuse program is a successful ... Table 5-1 Results of the Feather River Company's polystyrene Peanut Reuse ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"polystyrene and rubber-modified polystyrene identified in this section may be safely ... For the purposes of this section, polystyrene and rubber-modified ..."

5. Business Guide to Waste Reduction and Recycling: A Step-by-Step Guide to (1993)
"HCFC - 22 and pentane are used as blowing agents in making polystyrene foam or ... The polystyrene Packaging Council has greatly increased the recycling of ..."

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