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elastomer Syllabification: e·las·to·mer
Pronunciation: /əˈlastəmər/

Definition of elastomer in English:


A natural or synthetic polymer having elastic properties, e.g., rubber.
Example sentences
  • More recently, surrounds have been made from polymer foam, synthetic elastomers, or polymer composites.
  • Unlike diene and saturated elastomers, thermoplastic elastomers are physically, rather than chemically, cross-linked.
  • World consumption of natural rubber in 1996 was 6.13 million metric tons, corresponding to 39% of world consumption of all elastomers.


Pronunciation: /əˌlastəˈmerik/
Example sentences
  • They are based on nitro cellulose or polyvinyl acetate, normally elastomeric products, dispersed in solvent.
  • Nonwoven fabric made with multicomponent polymeric strands including a blend of polyolefin and elastomeric thermoplastic material
  • Thus, the elastomeric properties come and go with changes in temperature.


1930s: from elastic + -mer.

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