: consisting of numerous small sealed cavities usually filled with air
closed-cell foam

Examples of closed-cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The closed-cell foam design resembles an egg crate and is extremely durable. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 10 Oct. 2023 It’s made with 2 inches of closed-cell foam insulation and a tear-resistant exterior liner. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 20 Sep. 2023 Because they’re made from closed-cell foam, the covers don’t absorb moisture. Camryn Rabideau, Peoplemag, 14 Aug. 2023 Some bags are designed with closed-cell foam to provide multiple days of ice retention, but these products can be a bit dense and heavy. Hannah Singleton, SELF, 9 Aug. 2023 And 2 inches of closed-cell foam on the inside combined with a puncture and tear-resistant liner keeps drinks and food cold for up to 24 hours, all with no leaks. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 27 July 2023 The problem with this extra-thick, 1.5-inch, closed-cell mat is that, while relatively light, cheap, and indestructible, the foam is hard and spikey. WIRED, 18 June 2023 Exped Flexmat Plus: What if the cheap, light, and indestructible closed-cell foam mats like the iconic Z-Rest and RidgeRest were ... giant? WIRED, 18 June 2023 Specifically designed for outdoor adventures, this dog bed is made with lightweight, closed-cell foam that is both durable and insulating, perfect for providing a comfortable sleeping surface on rough terrain. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of closed-cell was in 1942

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“Closed-cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closed-cell. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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