Definition of neoprene in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈniːə(ʊ)priːn/


[mass noun]
A synthetic polymer resembling rubber, resistant to oil, heat, and weathering.
Example sentences
  • Bindings also come in a variety of designs and materials, from a simple leather thong to a synthetic sleeve with neoprene or rubber straps and an array of buckle systems.
  • The case itself is made of neoprene (versatile synthetic rubber with 70 years of proven performance).
  • Shock isolating means protecting a component from these sudden jolts by mounting it with a shock-absorbing material like neoprene or natural rubber.


1930s: from neo- 'new' + prene (perhaps from propyl + -ene), on the pattern of words such as chloroprene.

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