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Meaning of shrink-wrap

shrink-wrap

Pronunciation: (shringk'rap"), [key]
— v., n. -wrapped, -wrap•ping,
—v.t.
  1. to wrap and seal (a book, a food product, etc.) in a flexible film of plastic that, when exposed to a heating process, shrinks to the contour of the merchandise.
—n.
  1. the plastic film used to shrink-wrap something.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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