silicone rubber


Definition of silicone rubber

: rubber made from silicone elastomers and noted for its retention of flexibility, resilience, and tensile strength over a wide temperature range

Examples of silicone rubber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although the actors playing lions in the musical wear lightweight silicone rubber masks on their forehead so their faces aren’t obscured, the puppet for Puumba the warthog weighs 45 pounds. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Aug. 2022 The silicone rubber nubs on the bottom prevent sliding out of your shoe or bunching. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 1 Aug. 2022 The first phase of the expansion would add plants to produce high-consistency silicone rubber and silicone sealants. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 July 2022 This putty-like substance sticks to most surfaces and molds into any shape before setting to durable, flexible silicone rubber. Ebony Roberts, Outside Online, 6 July 2022 From active noise cancellation to the Adjustable HearThrough mode, and being able to use just one liquid silicone rubber earbud at a time, the Jabra Elite 7 Active can handle any type of workout. Terri Williams, SELF, 4 Apr. 2022 Cini suggests covering them with clear silicone rubber. Kitchen. Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2022 These are made from high quality silicone rubber and crafted with optimum thickness to absorb all noise. Chris Hachey, BGR, 10 May 2021 These are made from high quality silicone rubber and crafted with optimum thickness to absorbs all noise. Chris Hachey, BGR, 15 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of silicone rubber

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silicone rubber was in 1944

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18 Aug 2022

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“Silicone rubber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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