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    rubber - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rubber

    Definition
    (noun) an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products Definition
    (noun) any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
    Synonyms : synthetic rubber
    Definition
    (noun) an eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil Definition
    (noun) contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
    Synonyms : condom , prophylactic , safe , safety
    Definition
    (noun) a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
    Synonyms : arctic , galosh , golosh , gumshoe
    Definition
    (verb) coat or impregnate with rubber
    Synonyms : rubberise , rubberize
    Example Sentence
    • rubberize fabric for rain coats
    Definition
    (adj) returned for lack of funds
    Synonyms : no-good
    Example Sentence
    • a rubber check
    • a no-good check
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