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ˈrʌb ə rirub·be·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubbery, rubberlikeadjective

    having an elastic texture resembling rubber in flexibility or toughness

  2. cartilaginous, gristly, rubberyadjective

    difficult to chew


  1. rubberyadjective

    Of, relating to, or resembling rubber, especially in consistency.

    What a bad restaurant! The beef was so rubbery I thought I'd never finish chewing it.


  1. rubbery

    Rubber, also called India rubber, latex, Amazonian rubber, caucho, or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds. Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia are three of the leading rubber producers.Types of polyisoprene that are used as natural rubbers are classified as elastomers. Currently, rubber is harvested mainly in the form of the latex from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) or others. The latex is a sticky, milky and white colloid drawn off by making incisions in the bark and collecting the fluid in vessels in a process called "tapping". The latex then is refined into the rubber that is ready for commercial processing. In major areas, latex is allowed to coagulate in the collection cup. The coagulated lumps are collected and processed into dry forms for sale. Natural rubber is used extensively in many applications and products, either alone or in combination with other materials. In most of its useful forms, it has a large stretch ratio and high resilience and also is water-proof.Industrial demand for rubber-like materials began to outstrip natural rubber supplies by the end of the 19th century, leading to the synthesis of synthetic rubber in 1909 by chemical means.


  1. rubbery

    Rubbery generally refers to an object or material that is flexible, elastic, and able to return to its original shape after being stretched or deformed. It can also describe a texture or consistency that is soft, chewy, or resilient, often associated with certain food items.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubbery in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubbery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of rubbery in a Sentence

  1. Erin Burnett:

    Oysters don't take long to cook, but you don't want an overcooked, rubbery oyster, just keep an eye on it.

  2. Andre Simpson:

    We did analysis on the butterfly. It felt rubbery to touch, with a waxy surface that repelled water.

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