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[mass noun] A lightweight form of rubber made by solidifying liquid foam:‘our helmets were plastic, with foam rubber inside’[as modifier] ‘foam rubber mats’
- ‘The material is whipped with air to form a foam, which is heated to produce foam rubber.’
- ‘The inside of the box had been filled with foam rubber.’
- ‘You can insulate your pipes with foam rubber sleeves or fiberglass insulation, wrapping the insulating material around the pipes.’
- ‘Thin sheets of dried foam rubber (detailed with scales, hair, etc.) can be wrapped around the muscles.’
- ‘He slaps a wide slab of tan-colored, hard foam rubber on his workbench.’
- ‘I used to use a heavy piece of glass on foam rubber for my proof prints.’
- ‘A bolete has a mass of tubes, looking rather like foam rubber.’
- ‘The high detail allows you to see every wrinkle in the foam rubber 'alligator' hide.’
- ‘The toys are beautifully packaged, with a foam rubber framework inside the box holding them all securely.’
- ‘Floating covers of low-density synthetic foam rubber are effective for controlling evaporation from vertical walled open-topped storage.’
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