neoprene at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
Any of a class of elastomers (rubberlike synthetic organic compounds of high molecular weight) made by polymerization of the monomer 2-chloro-1,3-butadiene and vulcanized (cross-linked, like rubber), by sulfur, metallic oxides, or other agents. These synthetic rubbers, discovered in 1931 (see W. Carothers), are generally too expensive to use in making tires, but their resistance to chemicals and oxidation (see oxidation-reduction) makes them valuable in specialized applications, incl. shoe soles, hoses, adhesives, gaskets, seals, and foamed articles.
neoprene at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:
[N] (Elasticity): elasticity, elastic, springiness, spring, resilience, rubber, latex, gum, neoprene, plastic, flexibility.
neoprene at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:
n : a synthetic rubber that is resistant to oils and aging; used
in waterproof products
neoprene at English (WD) Of Explained:
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EtymologyUS, 1930s; genericized trademark for Inter: w » DuPont brand of Inter: term » polychloroprene|lang=en. Inter: prefix » neo|isoprene|t1=new (dropping the Inter: term » iso-|lang=en), the latter from Inter: term » terpene|lang=en. Originally called Inter: term » duprene|lang=en (blend of Inter: term » DuPont and Inter: term » isoprene|lang=en); the “new” is because neoprene was the first mass-produced general-purpose synthetic rubber.
NounInter: en-noun » s|-
TranslationsInter: trans-top » synthetic rubber, a polymer of chloroprene, used in various consumer products
Inter: trans-mi » d
Inter: trans-botto » m
NounInter: it-noun » neopren|m|e|i
Translation: et » neoprene
Translation: io » neoprene
Translation: pl » neoprene
Translation: ta » neoprene
Translation: zh » neoprene