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neoprene

[nee-uh-preen] /ˈni əˌprin/
noun, Chemistry
1.
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
1935-1940
1935-40; neo- + (chloro)prene
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neoprene

/ˈniːəʊˌpriːn/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C20: from neo- + pr(opyl) + -ene
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neoprene
  (nē'ə-prēn')   
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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