elastomer

noun
elas·​to·​mer | \ i-ˈla-stə-mər How to pronounce elastomer (audio) \

Definition of elastomer

: any of various elastic substances resembling rubber polyvinyl elastomers

Other Words from elastomer

elastomeric \ i-​ˌla-​stə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce elastomer (audio) \ adjective

Examples of elastomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mechanical engineers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have found a new way to build body armor with a lightweight elastomer material that relies on a complex liquid crystal structure. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 5 Apr. 2022 Both sides are textured to be anti-slip, and it's made of an eco-friendly TPE (Thermoplastic elastomer) rubber material for superb grip. Emily Shiffer, Men's Health, 6 June 2022 Her skin is soft, and the elastomer has a surprisingly pleasing tone. Sam Lipsyte, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 Like the EXOspikes, the Microspikes are relatively easy to pull on and off over running shoes and stay put via stretchy, elastomer webbing. Lisa Jhung, Outside Online, 4 Dec. 2020 The Bikeroo Oversized Bike Seat comes in both indoor and outdoor versions, with the main difference being the type of springs (the indoor has elastomer and the outdoor has steel springs). PEOPLE.com, 9 Dec. 2021 It’s a two-piece case constructed of elastomer inside a rigid polycarbonate shell. Brad Moon, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 To solve this problem, the engineers fabricated two-dimensional microfliers, then bonded them to a layer of a stretchy material called an elastomer. Nikk Ogasa, Scientific American, 22 Sep. 2021 Made from high quality elastomer, this is flexible and shock-resistant to protect your case. Tim Kohut, BGR, 11 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of elastomer

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elastomer

elastic + -o- + -mer

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The first known use of elastomer was circa 1939

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Last Updated

7 Jul 2022

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“Elastomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elastomer. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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