Definition of elastomer in English:

elastomer

noun

  • A natural or synthetic polymer having elastic properties, e.g. rubber.

    • ‘World consumption of natural rubber in 1996 was 6.13 million metric tons, corresponding to 39% of world consumption of all elastomers.’
    • ‘Unlike diene and saturated elastomers, thermoplastic elastomers are physically, rather than chemically, cross-linked.’
    • ‘More recently, surrounds have been made from polymer foam, synthetic elastomers, or polymer composites.’
    • ‘Thermoplastic elastomers are currently the fastest reacting and most economical synthetic rubbers available.’
    • ‘There are three classes of polymers - thermoplastics, thermosets, and elastomers.’

Origin

1930s: from elastic + -mer.

Pronunciation:

elastomer

/ɪˈlastəmə/