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rubbery

[ruhb-uh-ree] /ˈrʌb ə ri/
adjective
1.
like rubber; elastic; tough.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; rubber1 + -y1
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  • They then tried to haul it aboard, unintentionally separating the tentacled head from the rubbery tail sheath.
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  • Any less salt and the ham would be reduced to a rubbery slab.
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  • But to change the aperture you need to dig out a little case containing rubbery, magnetic rings.
  • In between bones, the rubbery substance that absorbs shock and facilitates movement without injury is cartilage.
  • The rubbery back panel has enough grip that you don't really need to clamp onto the thing while you're reading.
  • At that point, they seemed more chewy and rubbery than crunchy.
  • Obviously, if everyone waits until the checks get rubbery, the chances of avoiding the onrushing debacle are slim.
British Dictionary definitions for rubbery

rubbery

/ˈrʌbərɪ/
adjective
1.
having the texture of or resembling rubber, esp in flexibility or toughness
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Word Origin and History for rubbery
adj.

1890, from rubber (n.) + -y (2). Related: Rubberiness.

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