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rubber cement

noun
1.
a viscous, flammable liquid consisting of unvulcanized rubber dispersed in benzene, gasoline, or the like, used chiefly as an adhesive.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples from the web for rubber cement
  • If you get those nasty fine spines in your hand, she says, you can remove them by painting over the area with rubber cement.
  • It was not especially good with wool, either, because that fabric's natural oil caused the rubber cement to deteriorate.
  • Typical products include opaque liquid paper correction fluid, rubber cement, and rubber cement thinner.
  • The solution, called rubber cement, is pumped to storage tanks for blending.
  • It is also a solvent for adhesives and rubber cement.
British Dictionary definitions for rubber cement

rubber cement

noun
1.
any of a number of adhesives made by dissolving rubber in a solvent such as benzene
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