Definition of rubberize in English:


(also rubberise)


  • Treat or coat (something) with rubber.

    ‘a rubberized torch’
    • ‘The rubberized, non-slip nosepiece was easy to bend to fit.’
    • ‘Knobs include a choice of either thermoplastic elastomer material that provides a rubberized, soft-touch feel, or a polypropylene material for a hard-finish feel.’
    • ‘Avoid rubberized materials, as they don't allow perspiration to evaporate.’
    • ‘The denims are coated with a clear, rubberized coating, which is fairly rigid but can be broken down and softened in washes.’
    • ‘Modern bags are often made from tanned sheepskin cut to shape, rubber, or rubberized cloth.’
    • ‘These totally rubberised speedbreakers do reveal their presence with their vibrant yellow and black colours.’
    • ‘It features an 8-inch touch-navigation screen and rubberized handgrips that vibrate for heightened effect.’
    • ‘The gloves have a rubberized non-slip grip and gel padding and are supported by a one-year warranty.’
    • ‘The rubberized seal around the hatch began to hiss as air from the corridor was sucked inside.’
    • ‘On the day of the study, subjects wore what they normally wore to work: rubberized apron, gloves and boots layered above cotton clothes.’
    • ‘Its wings were stacked against the wall and adjacent to them was a very long rope made of some rubberised sort of material.’
    • ‘I found I had to be more careful pushing them to avoid making an error, particularly when dialing with one hand, than I have to do when using my regular phone, which has rubberized buttons that are slightly raised.’
    • ‘Using a small rubberized skeleton, she demonstrates how the actions of the head affect file whole spine.’
    • ‘A bladder layer contained rubberized nylon to hold air during compression.’
    • ‘It has soft-touch rubberised plastic or fabric in every area likely to come into contact with your hands, such as the seatbelt holders and sun-visors.’
    • ‘I also added flashing yellow lights in the rear window, and a police-style spotlight and rubberized push bumper to the front.’
    • ‘The unit consists of three inflatable tubes of heavily rubberized canvas duck.’
    • ‘The keyboard surround is also black, but more importantly, it's finished in a tactile, rubberised coating which feels just great when you rest your wrists on it.’
    • ‘Two vibrating motors deliver all the bumps and jostles you'd expect, and it's even got rubberized grips to help keep you from dropping it when you get excited.’
    • ‘The mouse is made in two halves - the upper half has a nice matt texture, and the bottom half is rubberised plastic.’
    waterproof, water-repellent, water-resistant, weatherproof
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