Definition of polythene noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

polythene

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɒlɪθiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːlɪθiːn//
 
(British English)(North American English polyethylene)[uncountable] Materials and properties
 
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a strong thin plastic material, used especially for making bags or for wrapping things in a polythene bag polythene sheeting See related entries: Materials and properties Word Origin 1930s: contraction of polyethylene.

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