memory foam

noun

Definition of memory foam

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

Examples of memory foam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Olive Pro are supplied with a selection of excellent ear tips in different size that are a blend of silicone and memory foam. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 And the Nectar mattress's medium-firm memory foam design doesn't disappoint. Katie Simpson, PEOPLE.com, 3 Sep. 2021 Some pillows come in a basic foam, while some are memory foam, and some are down. Maren Estrada, BGR, 13 Aug. 2021 The pillow top gives a plush feel, but the coils and memory foam prevent you from sinking too far. Lou Mazzante, Popular Mechanics, 27 May 2021 One way to help ease his tootsie pain is a pair of Vonmay open-back memory foam slippers, now available at Walmart for 36% off the list price at $15.99. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 21 May 2021 Traditional memory foam mattresses can be on the flimsy side and may not be the best choice for a king-size bed. Jillian Mueller, PEOPLE.com, 19 Aug. 2021 Tulo Take up to 30% off Tulo gel memory foam mattresses. Micolette Davis, Chron, 17 May 2021 This Helix mattress is perfect for side sleepers or those that toss and turn at night, thanks to its luxury memory foam that offers pressure point relief on both hips and shoulders. Jennifer Ford, Forbes, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of memory foam

1977, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2021

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“Memory foam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/memory%20foam. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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