foam rubber


foam rubber
/foʊm ˈrʌbə/ (say fohm 'rubuh)

noun
rubber so processed that it is light, firm, and spongy, used for mattresses, in furniture, for protective cushioning, etc.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Foam rubber — refers to rubber that has been manufactured with a foaming agent to create an air filled matrix structure. Commercial foam rubbers are generally either polyurethane foam or natural foam rubber latex.ee also*Talalay Process A method of producing… …   Wikipedia

  • foam rubber — n. rubber that has been treated to form a firm, spongy foam, used in upholstered seats, mattresses, etc …   English World dictionary

  • foam rubber — noun uncount a soft light type of rubber containing many very small holes, used especially for making furniture more comfortable …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foam rubber — foam′ rub′ber n. a light, spongy rubber, used for mattresses, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • foam rubber — a light, spongy rubber, used for mattresses, cushions, etc. [1940 45] * * * ▪ chemical compound also called  Sponge Rubber, or Latex Foam,         flexible, porous substance made from a natural or synthetic latex compounded with various… …   Universalium

  • foam rubber — noun spongy rubber; made by introducing air bubbles before vulcanization and used for cushioning or upholstery • Hypernyms: ↑rubber, ↑natural rubber, ↑India rubber, ↑gum elastic, ↑caoutchouc, ↑foam …   Useful english dictionary

  • foam rubber — noun Date: circa 1939 spongy rubber of fine texture made from latex by foaming (as by whipping) before vulcanization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foam rubber — light and spongy rubber (used in mattresses, cushioning, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foam rubber — noun (U) soft rubber full of air bubbles used in pillows, chair seats etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • foam rubber — UK / US noun [uncountable] a soft light type of rubber containing many very small holes, used especially for making furniture more comfortable …   English dictionary


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