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plasticize

[′plas·tə‚sīz]
(engineering)
To soften a material to make it plastic or moldable by adding a plasticizer or by using heat.
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Since the plasticizer plasticize polymer, the typical expectation is that the tensile modulus of plasticized material decreases as shown in Fig.
(2014) plasticizes PLA with EPO using a melt blending method to improve the ductility of PLA.
The decrease of 15[degrees]C between ethanol reference sample and water reference sample can be explained by a lower extraction by water of low molecular weight compounds that naturally plasticize lignins.