neoprene

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Etymology[edit]

US, 1930s; genericized trademark for DuPont brand of polychloroprene. neo- (new) +‎ isoprene (dropping the iso-), the latter from terpene. Originally called duprene (blend of DuPont and isoprene); the “new” is because neoprene was the first mass-produced general-purpose synthetic rubber.

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neoprene (countable and uncountable, plural neoprenes)

  1. A synthetic rubber, a polymer of chloroprene, commonly used in wetsuits, laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces, electrical insulation, liquid and sheet-applied elastomeric membranes and flashings, car fan belts, etc.

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Noun[edit]

neoprene m (plural neopreni)

  1. neoprene