1. celluloid, thermoplastic, thermoplastic resin

usage: highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics

2. film, cinema, celluloid, medium

usage: a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events"


1. celluloid, synthetic, artificial (vs. natural), unreal

usage: artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters"

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