elas·​to·​mer i-ˈla-stə-mər How to pronounce elastomer (audio)
: any of various elastic substances resembling rubber
polyvinyl elastomers
elastomeric adjective

Examples of elastomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Razer says the Fujin Pro should support up to 300 pounds and comes with a five-year warranty on everything save the elastomer mesh. Sean Hollister, The Verge, 21 Sep. 2023 It's made from an elastomer with a titanium buckle. Brenda Stolyar, WIRED, 11 Oct. 2023 But in an time of 26-inch wheels and 1.9-inch tires and suspension forks with elastomers in them, this design was a perfectly reasonable solution for a race bike. Erin Berger, Outside Online, 4 Apr. 2023 Menstrual cups are typically made up of elastomer, latex, rubber, or silicone. Samantha Lauriello, Health, 20 Sep. 2023 The petals might be made partly of silicone elastomers, flexible material that has been used on previous spacecraft. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Sep. 2023 The city held a couple of community meetings last fall to hear residents’ concerns, and switched from crumb rubber infill to thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) infill for the new turf to reduce PFAS leakage. Sarah Raza, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2023 What’s true is that the substances that give gum its rubbery, endlessly chewable consistency — such as elastomers, waxes, resins and fillers — are largely immune to the body’s various digestive powers, from your teeth and saliva to your stomach’s hydrochloric acid to pancreatic enzymes and bile. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 July 2023 This is all protected by a waterproof and biocompatible silicone elastomer. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 3 May 2023 See More

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Word History


elastic + -o- + -mer

First Known Use

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of elastomer was circa 1939

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“Elastomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elastomer. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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