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Definition of plastic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1made of plastic a plastic bag/cup/toy
  2. 2(of a material or substance) easily formed into different shapes synonym malleable Clay is a plastic substance.
  3. 3(disapproving) that seems artificial; not real or sincere synonym false TV game show hosts with their banal remarks and plastic smiles The flight attendants served up plastic food with little taste or texture.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: plastic