memory foam

noun

: a dense polyurethane foam that becomes more pliable when in contact with heat

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sink into five layers of memory foam with temperature-regulating technology and an extra layer of pocketed springs for solid support. Anamaria Glavan, Allure, 28 Nov. 2022 Our pick for the best futon is the Novogratz Tallulah Memory Foam Futon due to its stylish look, memory foam cushions, full size, and so much more. Rachel Simon, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Sep. 2022 From cooling memory foam pillows to breathable mattress toppers, there are a slew of bed accessories for summer. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 7 Aug. 2022 And unlike the other versions, these come with memory foam ear cushions for extra comfort. Jessica Leigh Mattern, PEOPLE.com, 28 June 2022 Each seat comes with memory foam cushions, an adjustable headrest, power outlets, and a 13-inch seatback entertainment screen. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 18 Mar. 2022 Made of shearling and a memory foam footbed, these moccasins will keep his feet cozy and comfy. Cailey Lindberg, Good Housekeeping, 24 Oct. 2022 The memory foam is supportive and easily contours to your head and neck, according to our (side-sleeping) tester. Rennie Dyball, PEOPLE.com, 12 July 2022 Whether sleeping at home, in a tent, or on a plane, memory foam is our go-to pillow type. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 27 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of memory foam was in 1977

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Cite this Entry

“Memory foam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/memory%20foam. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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