- an oil-resistant synthetic rubber: used chiefly in paints, putties, linings for tanks and chemical apparatus, and in crepe soles for shoes.
Origin of neoprene
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Examples from the Web for neoprene
At John Galliano, designer Bill Gaytten presented a collection of neoprene jackets, electric colors, and chic baseball hats.Paris Fashion Week Photo of the Day: September 29
September 30, 2013
Closing out the presentation, Rocky emerged in a neoprene zip-up and scrunched-up drop-crotch pants.Street Wear Brand Hood by Air Makes Fashion Week Debut
Misty White Sidell
February 11, 2013
The gentle tops were paired with neoprene trousers; dresses were made more engaging thanks to the precision of laser-cut details.New York Fashion Week: Top-Trends Roundup
February 17, 2012
It is made of chicken wire and neoprene, and was donated to Jones by a fan.Meet the Superhero Vigilantes
December 6, 2010
It wasn't a leather, it wasn't a rubber, it was like a neoprene.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Joel Latham felt a hardness at his heel, an irritating lump inside his neoprene boot.One Purple Hope!
Scotty spent the time on a small repair job, taping up the neoprene gasoline hoses that carried fuel to the houseboat motors.The Flying Stingaree
Harold Leland Goodwin
- a synthetic rubber obtained by the polymerization of chloroprene. It is resistant to oil and ageing and is used in waterproof products, such as diving suits, paints, and adhesives
C20: from neo- + pr (opyl) + -ene
- A tough, synthetic rubber that is resistant to the effects of oils, solvents, heat, and weather. Neoprene is a polymer whose basic constituent is chlorinated butadiene. Neoprene was one of the first synthetic rubbers to be developed.
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