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rubber

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noun rub·ber \ˈrə-bər\

Definition of rubber

  1. 1 a :  one that rubs b :  an instrument or object (as a rubber eraser) used in rubbing, polishing, scraping, or cleaning c :  something that prevents rubbing or chafing

  2. 2 [from its use in erasers] a :  an elastic substance that is obtained by coagulating the milky juice of any of various tropical plants (as of the genera Hevea and Ficus), is essentially a polymer of isoprene, and is prepared as sheets and then dried —called also caoutchouc, india rubber b :  any of various synthetic rubberlike substances c :  natural or synthetic rubber modified by chemical treatment to increase its useful properties (as toughness and resistance to wear) and used especially in tires, electrical insulation, and waterproof materials

  3. 3 :  something made of or resembling rubber: as a :  a rubber overshoe b (1) :  a rubber tire (2) :  the set of tires on a vehicle c :  a rectangular slab of white rubber in the middle of a baseball infield on which a pitcher stands while pitching d :  condom 1

rubber

adjective


1536

First Known Use of rubber

1536


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rubber

noun rub·ber

Definition of rubber

  1. 1 :  a contest consisting of an odd number of games won by the side that takes a majority (as two out of three)

  2. 2 :  an odd game played to determine the winner of a tie



Origin and Etymology of rubber

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1599



RUBBER Defined for Kids

rubber

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noun rub·ber \ˈrə-bər\

Definition of rubber for Students

  1. 1 :  an elastic substance obtained from the milky juice of some tropical plants

  2. 2 :  something (as an overshoe) made of rubber

  3. 3 :  something used in rubbing

  4. 4 :  a synthetic substance like rubber

  5. 5 :  a flat white rectangle on which a baseball pitcher stands




Medical Dictionary

rubber

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noun rub·ber \ˈrəb-ər\

Medical Definition of rubber

  1. 1:  an elastic substance that is obtained by coagulating the milky juice of any of various tropical plants (as of the genera Hevea and Ficus), is essentially a polymer of isoprene, and is prepared as sheets and then dried—called also caoutchouc, india rubber

  2. 2:  condom 1




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