neoprene

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noun neo·prene \ˈnē-ə-ˌprēn\

Definition of neoprene

  1. :  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)

Origin and Etymology of neoprene

ne- + chloroprene


First Known Use: 1937


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