memory foam

noun

Definition of memory foam 

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

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Normally ranging from $595-$1,195, these mattresses are truly a gift from the memory foam gods. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Alert: Casper Mattress Is The Deal Of The Day On Amazon," 27 June 2018 This 12-inch mattress from Zinus has memory foam, is super comfortable, and is made with green tea to assure freshness. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "These are the 5 best deals on Amazon right now," 25 Apr. 2018 Its seats also have memory foam cushions, customizable lighting settings, and Tumi amenity kits stocked with Kiehl’s products. Fortune, "How to Fly the World’s Best Business Class for Less Than Coach," 26 June 2018 Well, the company combines memory foam with traditional innerspring mattress report to give users the best of both worlds. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Amazon's Best-Selling Mattress Is Only $95 and People Are Obsessed With It," 7 June 2018 Thanks to materials developed since the old days, the new waterbed offers benefits that pillow-top and memory foam beds can’t provide, said Koening. Dylan Jackson, miamiherald, "The waterbed is making a comeback. No, really.," 7 June 2018 There are no high-end extras like leather pads, memory foam, or chamfered aluminum edges. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Koss Porta Pro Wireless review: a classic mistake," 3 May 2018 The medium-firm memory foam bed is made up of four layers of foam. Jamie Lisanti, SI.com, "Best Mattresses for Athletes for More Restful Sleep and Recovery," 9 Mar. 2018 The sandals combine cushy black yoga-mat memory foam with stretch fabric straps and an espadrille base, and are available in three metallic color combinations. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "Style Radar: Erica Tanov’s nature-inspired book; bringing back men’s classics," 29 Mar. 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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