memory foam


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 This memory foam cushion which, according to its 7,000+ glowing reviews on Amazon, molds perfectly to your back and provides just the right amount of support. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "12 useful products for anyone who owns a car," 9 Sep. 2020 Topped with cooling memory foam, the Sleep Trends Ladan 10.5-Inch Cool Gel Memory Foam Cushion Firm Pillow Top Mattress is perfect for hot sleepers who like a firm mattress, and it’s a steal at $337, 71% off its original price of $1,179. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "Rest easy with these Labor Day mattress deals," 2 Sep. 2020 User comfort is an important consideration for airbed manufacturers, so many of them mimic the best design elements of standard coil or memory foam mattresses. Michael Pollick,, "The best airbed with built-in pump," 29 Aug. 2020 Achieve your perfect pillow by adding or removing the shredded memory foam. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "The best pillows for every type of sleeper," 14 Aug. 2020 Customers are encouraged to take out portions of this pillow’s shredded memory foam stuffing to get exactly the right amount. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "The best pillows for every type of sleeper," 14 Aug. 2020 There are even cooling options if your mattress gives you night sweats and ones with pressure-relieving memory foam for people with back pain. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "10 Best Mattress Toppers of 2020, According to Bedding Experts," 14 Aug. 2020 Anker, known for affordable options, packs in 40 hours of battery life, memory foam earcups, and a relatively sleek design for just $40. Wired Staff, Wired, "15 Best Weekend Deals on Phones, Headphones, TVs, and More," 8 Aug. 2020 Additionally, get the brand's memory foam mattress for $500 off (!), along with tons of Instagram-worthy furniture at various discounts (So cute). Erin Parker, Glamour, "4th of July Sales 2020: The 13 Best Mattress Sales & Deals in 2020," 1 July 2020

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First Known Use of memory foam

1977, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2020

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“Memory foam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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