noun neo·prene \ˈnē-ə-ˌprēn\

Definition of NEOPRENE

:  a synthetic rubber made by the polymerization of chloroprene, characterized by superior resistance (as to oils), and used especially for special-purpose clothing (as gloves and wet suits)

Origin of NEOPRENE

ne- + chloroprene
First Known Use: 1937


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