plasticize

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Etymology[edit]

plastic +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

plasticize (third-person singular simple present plasticizes, present participle plasticizing, simple past and past participle plasticized)

  1. (transitive) To make something more plastic, especially by adding a plasticizer
  2. (intransitive) To become more plastic
  3. (transitive) To capitalize on something with ignorance to its significance or true value; to exploit something for monetary gain