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 elastomeric (audio) \ adjective

Examples of elastomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "11 Things to Take on a Canoe Camping Trip," 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, "Best New Hunting, Long-Range, and Handgun Ammo of the 2020 SHOT Show," 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, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 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, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 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, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 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, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 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, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 More Soft Robots The activated soft elastomer works to increase focal length by as much as 32 percent. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "These Contact Lenses Zoom In and Out with the (Double) Blink of an Eye," 29 July 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 14 Jul. 2020.

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