Definition of polypropylene in English:

polypropylene

noun

  • [mass noun] A synthetic resin which is a polymer of propylene, used chiefly for films, fibres, or moulding materials.

    ‘high-impact polypropylene’
    [as modifier] ‘polypropylene underwear’
    • ‘Wear a wicking material like polypropylene against your body to keep your skin dry, and top it with a waterproof jacket that's also wind resistant.’
    • ‘Examples of linear polymers include polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride and polypropylene.’
    • ‘Taking along some extra clothing like lightweight polypropylene underwear and a balaclava in your cave pack can make your trip more comfortable and might be a life saver.’
    • ‘Synthetic polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene are produced by free radical addition reactions.’
    • ‘Polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, silicone, and rubber are among the materials that are not responsive to the process.’
    • ‘Woven and nonwoven geotextiles, usually made from polyester and polypropylene, are two types of geosynthetics.’

Pronunciation:

polypropylene

/ˌpɒlɪˈprəʊpɪliːn/