Definition of caoutchouc in English:

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caoutchouc

Pronunciation: /kouˈCHo͞ok/

noun

Unvulcanized natural rubber.
Example sentences
  • The inflation process is also well-illustrated, ‘The balloon is composed of silk, varnished with the liquid gum caoutchouc.’
  • Caoutchouc, as it exudes from the trees, is a milk-like emulsion, wherein globules of caoutchouc proper are suspended in a gummy solution.
  • By adding a concentrated acid, the conversion of isoprene into caoutchouc artificiel, or artificial rubber, was speeded up a lot.

Origin

Late 18th century: from French, from obsolete Spanish cauchuc, from Quechua kauchuk.

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Syllabification: caou·tchouc

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