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A synthetic resin that is a polymer of propylene, used especially for ropes, fabrics, and molded objects.
- ‘Synthetic polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene are produced by free radical addition reactions.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Woven and nonwoven geotextiles, usually made from polyester and polypropylene, are two types of geosynthetics.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, silicone, and rubber are among the materials that are not responsive to the process.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.