rub·​ber·​ized | \ ˈrə-bə-ˌrīzd How to pronounce rubberized (audio) \

Definition of rubberized

: coated or saturated with rubber or a rubber solution

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Caltrans has replaced 29 of 31 joints by a new joint that features a rubberized seal designed to shrink and expand with changing temperatures. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "Relief coming on Richmond Bridge very soon: Roadshow," 3 July 2019 Miller’s Beth, shrouded like Crowe in layers of rubberized wrinkles and pancake foundation, is a fascinating cipher of a dutiful wife, but one whose own prejudices neatly align with her husband’s. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Loudest Voice Stops Short of Revealing Roger Ailes," 27 June 2019 Walls to combat noise also will be built as part of the project, along with drainage improvements, rubberized asphalt resurfacing and pavement markings. Rocky Baier, azcentral, "Loop 101 ramps for Scottsdale, Hayden roads to close 2 months for construction," 14 June 2019 Wheelchair users will gain a special rubberized strip that gives them direct access to the beach at the project’s north end. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Officials celebrate ‘living shoreline’ project’s conclusion," 23 May 2019 My only complaint is that the rubberized buttons on the steering wheel felt cheap and out of place compared with the rest of the interior trim. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: GMC Terrain gives you the ride you want—at a price," 23 Dec. 2018 The rubberized handle holds its lithium-ion batteries, providing 80 minutes of continuous carving. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Best Electric Knives to Carve Your Thanksgiving Bird," 13 Nov. 2018 And instead of a rubberized cord, these are connected via a sturdy, reflective nylon rope, with intuitive, easy-to-find inline controls. Adrienne So, WIRED, "The Best Wireless Workout Headphones," 11 July 2018 The project includes removing the top layers of old pavement and applying an overlay of high quality rubberized asphalt that will add durability to the roadway and create a smoother ride for motorists, reported Caltrans. Ramona Sentinel, "Caltrans begins $11M repairs on Route 78," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of rubberized

1908, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rubberized

: coated or soaked with rubber

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