foam rubber


: spongy rubber of fine texture made from latex by foaming (as by whipping) before vulcanization

Examples of foam rubber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peel-and-stick foam rubber weather stripping forms a very tight seal, and is affordable and easy to install. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2023 According to the company, polyurethane foam rubber, which is derived from petrochemicals and widely used in sofas, chairs, and other soft furnishings, accounts for a whopping 105 million metric tons of CO2 emissions every year. WIRED, 3 Oct. 2023 To dampen the vibrations and quiet the room, set the item on a thick piece of dense foam rubber, such as a home-gym floor mat or horse-stall mat. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2023 Wednesday’s passage of the crowd control proposal comes about 11 months after Boston police used a spray similar to pepper spray, tear gas, and sponge rounds, which are made of foam rubber, on crowds during a night of violence and turmoil in the heart of the city., 28 Apr. 2021 By today’s Hollywood standards, Mr. Browning’s costume was fairly primitive, made of foam rubber and latex via a mold of his body. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2023 Its foam rubber booties are light, flexible and embossed with the iconic triangle logo. Isaiah Freeman-Schub, Robb Report, 26 Jan. 2023 It is gathered, heated, and then whipped into a foam to create a latex foam rubber—that’s what latex beds are made from—using either the Talalay or Dunlop processes. Starre Vartan, Treehugger, 24 Jan. 2023 The power tower is built from high-quality, anti-corrosion steel, with high-density foam rubber handles and handrails that prevent slippage and muscle fatigue. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 4 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foam rubber was circa 1939

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“Foam rubber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

foam rubber

: rubber prepared in the form of a spongy foam

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