Definition of Polyethylene

1. Noun. A lightweight thermoplastic; used especially in packaging and insulation.

Exact synonyms: Polythene
Generic synonyms: Synthetic Resin

Definition of Polyethylene

1. Noun. (organic compound) A polymer consisting of many ethylene monomers bonded together; used for kitchenware, containers etc. ¹

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Definition of Polyethylene

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyethylene

polyestradiol phosphate
polyethylene (current term)
polyethylene glycol
polyethylene glycol-glutaminase-asparaginase
polyethylene glycol-superoxide dismutase
polyethylene glycol-uricase
polyethylene glycol dehydrogenase
polyethylene glycols
polyethylene terephthalate
polyethylene terephthalates

Literary usage of Polyethylene

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1. Multi-Language Glossary on Natural Disasters edited by Kenzo Toki (1994)
"It is possible to seal polyethylene vapor barriers at the overlapped edges, ... 4.7.2 Types of Membranes Available polyethylene film: A vapor barrier of ..."

2. Boxes for the Protection of Books: Their Design and Constructionby Margaret R.. Brown by Margaret R.. Brown (1998)
"PREPARE polyethylene SLEEVE A. Measure and cut poly-tube strip B. Cut and seal long edge of poly-tube III. PREPARE VERTICAL BOARD STRIP A. Measure and cut ..."

3. HVAC and Chemical Resistance Handbook for the Engineer and Architect: A Tom Arimes by Tom Arimes (1994)
"Cross-linked high-density polyethylene is inherently more resistant to ... Storage of Sodium Hypochlorite in polyethylene Tanks Some concerns have been ..."

4. Potential Impact on the U. S. Economy and Industries of the GATT Uruguay Mark Estes by Mark Estes (1994)
"consumption, and merchandise trade balance, by selected countries, 1991-931 polyethylene resins in primary forms: \JS exports of domestic merchandise, ..."

5. New Materials Society, Challenges and Opportunities: New Materials Science DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"polyethylene Polybutylene terephthalate Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) is an ... polyethylene terephthalate polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The polyethylene paper No. 300 is available in sheets sized ... Mastering the technique of pressing down on the polyethylene paper takes only a few practice ..."

7. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Chlorinated polyethylene identified in this section may be safely used as ... (a) For the purpose of this section, chlorinated polyethylene consists of ..."

8. Organic Lies: Misconceptions of the United States Organic Act in America and Mary Choate by Mary Choate (2007)
"... diester with dodecanoic and oleic acids 4B polyethylene glycol ... 4B polyethylene glycol nonylphenyl ether phosphate ethanolamine salt 4B polyethylene ..."

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