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  • noun UK A plastic film (originally polyvinylidene chloride but now polyethylene) that is so thin that is clings to any object about which it is wrapped; used to cover and preserve foodstuffs etc.

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  • noun a thin plastic film made of saran (trade name Saran Wrap) that sticks to itself; used for wrapping food


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  • A dish of lasagna, neatly cling filmed, was sitting in the fridge, waiting to be heated up later . . . .
    Kate Atkinson, Case Histories (New York: Little Brown & Co., 2004), p. 66.

    May 30, 2016