Definition of plasticate in US English:

plasticate

verb

  • 1with object To change (rubber or a thermoplastic) into a homogeneous mouldable mass by processing in an extruder, usually with simultaneous heating.

  • 2with object To attack or destroy with plastic explosive. rare.

Origin

1920s. From plastic + -ate, probably originally after masticate.

Pronunciation

plasticate

/ˈplastɪkeɪt/