silicone rubber

noun

: 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 The choice of material is crucial, as silicone rubber is known for its rebound resilience — the ability to return to its original shape after compression. Ellie Gabel, Discover Magazine, 27 May 2024 The scientists embedded fiber optics that contained etches called fiber Bragg gratings into the silicone rubber patches, which were between 1 and 3 millimeters thick. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2024 His monthslong process involves first putting live models in silicone rubber molds, which are cured and then built up with layers of plaster. Joshua Glass, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2023 The sheer bodycon number was made out of silicone rubber, with the 'hair' fastened to the mini dress with silver hair clips. Briannah Rivera, Seventeen, 15 June 2023 The skin is made of silicone rubber, where sensors made of conducting carbon nanotubes are embedded. Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum, 15 Mar. 2023 Crafted from copper, glass, and silicone rubber, this feeder is sturdy and built to withstand harsh weather. Brandi Fuller, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Mar. 2023 What has the ability to move and show its colors, is made only of silicone rubber and manufactured at the millimeter scale? Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2023 That gap often results from silicone rubber-skin robots such as CB2, a mechatronic baby built at Osaka University, that can seem creepy. IEEE Spectrum, 13 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silicone rubber was in 1944

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“Silicone rubber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silicone%20rubber. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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