rub·​ber·​ized ˈrə-bə-ˌrīzd How to pronounce rubberized (audio)
: coated or saturated with rubber or a rubber solution

Examples of rubberized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rubberized exterior of this bag is well-suited for any weather that may come your way, while a roomy interior provides enough space for your must-have travel gear, and even a water bottle on the side. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 19 Feb. 2024 That includes, for example, a rubberized coating that keeps the earbuds securely in your ears during rigorous workouts without needing wing tips. Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 17 Oct. 2023 Bird and animal watchers can have a solid grip with these binoculars with its rubberized and abrasion-resistant finish. Adrienne Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Oct. 2023 The chainsaw features 18 volts of power and a rubberized top handle for a comfortable grip. Brittany Vanderbill, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 July 2023 There are two suction cups along the bottom to secure it to the wall, and a rubberized locking mechanism on the top to add extra reinforcement. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 24 Aug. 2023 But the Mini fared better: After a month of usage, its single button still responds efficiently, its pulse is as strong as ever, and its rubberized exterior is free of any scratches. Talene Appleton, Men's Health, 7 Aug. 2023 Water and sand play areas keep little ones busy, and a rubberized surface makes the playground more accessible for people with mobility challenges. Bianca Bujan, Travel + Leisure, 25 July 2023 The rubber handle is beefy, and the rubberized material ensures an excellent grip and prevents slippage even when bloody or wet. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, 15 June 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'rubberized.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rubberized was in 1908

Dictionary Entries Near rubberized

Cite this Entry

“Rubberized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


rub·​ber·​ized ˈrəb-ə-ˌrīzd How to pronounce rubberized (audio)
: coated or soaked with rubber
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!