neo·prene | \ˈnē-ə-ˌprēn \

Definition of neoprene 

: a synthetic rubber made by the polymerization of chloroprene, characterized by superior resistance (as to oils), and used especially for special-purpose clothing (such as gloves and wet suits)

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Roll out longs pads of carpet or neoprene, called runners, through main hallways and in rooms that'll receive the most traffic during the move. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "8 Tips to Help You Move Like a Pro," 11 July 2018 Tanzie Adler This Australian fashion designer’s two-year-old eponymous boutique sells cheeky, playful statement pieces, like neoprene sweatshirts printed with cats and gauzy button down shirts embroidered with cherries. Sheila Marikar, New York Times, "Five Places to Shop in Melbourne," 5 July 2018 Cruelty-free brand Stella McCartney’s black Eclypse sneaker is constructed from alternative calf, alternative micro suede and neoprene and features a rubber sole made from renewable sources. Sari Anne Tuschman,, "Summer style: Designer sneakers continue to be a major status symbol for the fashion-minded shopper," 21 June 2018 Chloroprene is needed to make neoprene, which is often used in chemical and weather-resistant products like wet suits and orthopedic braces. Littice Bacon-blood,, "St. John school officials call for LaPlace neoprene plant to reduce emissions," 26 Mar. 2018 The man in the white tank, later identified as Williams, paid cash for a black neoprene mask, and the men left the store, an arrest warrant said. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Gunman in XXXTentacion murder arrested, Sheriff’s Office says," 11 July 2018 Pink Forest, for example lists styrene, acrylic, cast neoprene, paper, hair, polyurethane foam, acrylic, vinyl film, and steel among its materials. Thomas Hine,, "Brandywine River Museum's new exhibit finds scary beauty in the realm of decay," 5 July 2018 Williams bought a black neoprene mask with cash before both men left, the Sheriff’s Office said. Brett Clarkson,, "XXXTentacion murder suspect was previously held in gun and drug cases," 29 June 2018 Video from inside the motorcycle shop also showed one of the two men buying a black neoprene mask before both went back to the SUV, according to the affidavit. Fox News, "XXXTentacion fans mourn slain rapper, view his casket at stadium," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of neoprene

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neoprene

neo- + -prene (in chloroprene, isoprene)

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