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 for plastic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  -plastic \-plas"tic\ (-pl[a^]s"t[i^]k). [Gr. ? fit for molding,
     plastic, fr. ? to mold, to form.]
     A combining form signifying developing, forming, growing; as,
     heteroplastic, monoplastic, polyplastic.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plastic \Plas"tic\ (pl[a^]s"t[i^]k), a. [L. plasticus, Gr. ?,
     fr. ? to form, mold: cf. F. plastique.]
     1. Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of
        matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator. --Prior.
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              See plastic Nature working to his end. --Pope.
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     2. Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or
        plaster; -- used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind
        of a child.
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     3. Pertaining or appropriate to, or characteristic of,
        molding or modeling; produced by, or appearing as if
        produced by, molding or modeling; -- said of sculpture and
        the kindred arts, in distinction from painting and the
        graphic arts.
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              Medallions . . . fraught with the plastic beauty and
              grace of the palmy days of Italian art. --J. S.
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     Plastic clay (Geol.), one of the beds of the Eocene period;
        -- so called because used in making pottery. --Lyell.
     Plastic element (Physiol.), one that bears within the germs
        of a higher form.
     Plastic exudation (Med.), an exudation thrown out upon a
        wounded surface and constituting the material of repair by
        which the process of healing is effected.
     Plastic foods. (Physiol.) See the second Note under Food.
     Plastic force. (Physiol.) See under Force.
     Plastic operation, an operation in plastic surgery.
     Plastic surgery, that branch of surgery which is concerned
        with the repair or restoration of lost, injured, or
        deformed parts of the body.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  plastic \plastic\ (pl[a^]s"t[i^]k), n.
     A substance composed predominantly of a synthetic organic
     high polymer capable of being cast or molded; many varieties
     of plastic are used to produce articles of commerce (after
     1900). [MW10 gives origin of word as 1905]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Money \Mon"ey\, n.; pl. Moneys. [OE. moneie, OF. moneie, F.
     monnaie, fr. L. moneta. See Mint place where coin is made,
     Mind, and cf. Moidore, Monetary.]
     1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined,
        or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a
        medium of exchange in financial transactions between
        citizens and with government; also, any number of such
        pieces; coin.
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              To prevent such abuses, . . . it has been found
              necessary . . . to affix a public stamp upon certain
              quantities of such particular metals, as were in
              those countries commonly made use of to purchase
              goods. Hence the origin of coined money, and of
              those public offices called mints.    --A. Smith.
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     2. Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as
        a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit,
        etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is
        lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense,
        any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and
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     3. Any article used as a medium of payment in financial
        transactions, such as checks drawn on checking accounts.
     4. (Economics) Any form of wealth which affects a person's
        propensity to spend, such as checking accounts or time
        deposits in banks, credit accounts, letters of credit,
        etc. Various aggregates of money in different forms are
        given different names, such as M-1, the total sum of all
        currency in circulation plus all money in demand deposit
        accounts (checking accounts).
     Note: Whatever, among barbarous nations, is used as a medium
           of effecting exchanges of property, and in the terms of
           which values are reckoned, as sheep, wampum, copper
           rings, quills of salt or of gold dust, shovel blades,
           etc., is, in common language, called their money.
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     4. In general, wealth; property; as, he has much money in
        land, or in stocks; to make, or lose, money.
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              The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
                                                    --1 Tim vi. 10
                                                    (Rev. Ver. ).
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     Money bill (Legislation), a bill for raising revenue.
     Money broker, a broker who deals in different kinds of
        money; one who buys and sells bills of exchange; -- called
        also money changer.
     Money cowrie (Zool.), any one of several species of
        Cypraea (esp. Cypraea moneta) formerly much used as
        money by savage tribes. See Cowrie.
     Money of account, a denomination of value used in keeping
        accounts, for which there may, or may not, be an
        equivalent coin; e. g., the mill is a money of account in
        the United States, but not a coin.
     Money order,
        (a) an order for the payment of money; specifically, a
            government order for the payment of money, issued at
            one post office as payable at another; -- called also
            postal money order.
        (b) a similar order issued by a bank or other financial
     Money scrivener, a person who procures the loan of money to
        others. [Eng.]
     Money spider, Money spinner (Zool.), a small spider; --
        so called as being popularly supposed to indicate that the
        person upon whom it crawls will be fortunate in money
     Money's worth, a fair or full equivalent for the money
        which is paid.
     A piece of money, a single coin.
     Ready money, money held ready for payment, or actually
        paid, at the time of a transaction; cash.
     plastic money, credit cards, usually made out of plastic;
        also called plastic; as, put it on the plastic.
     To make money, to gain or acquire money or property; to
        make a profit in dealings.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth
             or clay or other soft material); "plastic substances such
             as wax or clay" [syn: fictile, moldable, plastic]
      2: capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of
         children"; "a pliant nature" [syn: plastic, pliant]
      3: forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a
         formative influence"; "a formative experience" [syn:
         formative, shaping, plastic]
      n 1: generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic
           materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or
           films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and
      2: a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the
         person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the
         issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for
         the merchandise delivered; "do you take plastic?" [syn:
         credit card, charge card, charge plate, plastic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  251 Moby Thesaurus words for "plastic":
     Bakelite, Buna, Celluloid, Formica, Lucite, Mylar, PVC, Perspex,
     Plexiglas, Styrofoam, Teflon, able to adapt, acaroid resins,
     accessible, accordant, acetate, acetate nitrate, acquiescent,
     acrylic, adaptable, adaptive, adhesive, adjustable, alkyd,
     alterable, alterative, amber, amenable, aminoplast, anal, apt,
     artificial, average, bendable, bending, biddable, bogus, bourgeois,
     bright, casein plastic, cast plastic, cellophane,
     cellulose acetate, cellulose ether, cellulose nitrate,
     cellulose plastic, cellulosic, changeable, cheap, checkered,
     chintzy, clayey, clever, colophony, common, commonplace,
     complaisant, compliant, compulsive, concordant, conformable,
     conformist, conventional, corresponding, coumarone resins,
     coumarone-indene, counterfeit, crummy, docile, ductile, educable,
     elastic, epoxy, ersatz, ever-changing, extensible, extensile,
     extruded plastic, fabricable, facile, fake, fictile, flexible,
     flexile, flexuous, fluid, fluorocarbon plastic, formable, formal,
     formalistic, formational, formative, fossil resins, furane, garden,
     garden-variety, giving, gum rosin, gums, harmonious, imitation,
     impermanent, impressible, impressionable, in accord, in keeping,
     in line, in step, inexperienced, influenceable, instructable,
     intelligent, kaleidoscopic, kosher, lac resins, laminate, lignin,
     like putty, limber, lissome, lithe, lithesome, lot, malleable,
     manageable, many-sided, melamine, meretricious, metabolic,
     metamorphic, middle-class, mobile, modifiable, moldable,
     molded plastic, molding compounds, morphotic, motivated, movable,
     multiresin, mutable, neoprene, nitrate, no great shakes,
     nonuniform, normal, nylon, obedient, open, open-minded, ordinary,
     orthodox, other-directed, parcel, paste, pedantic, permutable,
     persuadable, persuasible, pervious, phenolic urea, pinchbeck,
     pine resins, plasmatic, plasmic, plat, pliable, pliant, plot,
     polyester, polymer, polymeric amide, polypropylene, polystyrene,
     polyvinyl chloride, precisianistic, protean, proteiform,
     protein plastic, protoplasmic, quick, ready, receptive, regular,
     resilient, resin, resin plastic, resina, resinate, resinoid,
     responsive, ripe for instruction, rosin, rubbery, run-of-mine,
     run-of-the-mill, schoolable, sensitive, sequacious, sham, shapable,
     shapeable, shoddy, silicone resin, soft, springy, square, straight,
     stuffy, suasible, submissive, suburban, suggestible, supple,
     susceptible, swayable, synthetic, synthetic fabric,
     synthetic resin, synthetic rubber, teachable, tetrafluoroethylene,
     thermoplastic, thermosetting plastic, thirsty for knowledge, tract,
     tractable, tractile, traditionalist, trainable, transient,
     transitory, unexceptional, unformed, unnoteworthy, unremarkable,
     unspectacular, uptight, urea, urea formaldehyde, usual, variable,
     vegetable resins, vinyl, waxy, weak, whippy, willing, willowy,
     workable, yielding

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