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Si•las•tic



Pronunciation: (si-las'tik), [key] Trademark.
a brand name for any of a group of substances containing polymeric silicones, having the properties of rubber but more capable of withstanding extremely high and low temperatures and other causes of deterioration, used in jet-plane engines, medical prosthetic devices, gaskets, electrical insulation, etc.

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