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

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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 Lifelike detail and accurate paint schemes make these decoys look real, while tough elastomer material handles any abuse, including stray pellets. Outdoor Life, 11 Mar. 2021 Soft lithography is an approach to fabricating objects that uses a patterned elastomer as the stamp, mold or mask, as opposed to the more rigid materials used in photolithography. Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, 30 Nov. 2011 The unique design incorporates a helix made of a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), wrapped around the outside of the hose. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 26 June 2020 The rubber-like thermoplastic elastomer handle is nicely textured for a grip in wet hands, and keeps the weight down to a friendly 5.31 ounces. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 13 Apr. 2020 An elastomer material added to the bullet’s open cavity also aids in quick expansion across a range of velocities. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, 22 Jan. 2020 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, 15 Aug. 2019 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, 15 Aug. 2019 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, 15 Aug. 2019

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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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“Elastomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elastomer. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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