caoutchouc


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caou·tchouc

 (kou′cho͝ok′, -cho͞ok′)
n.
See rubber1.

[French, probably from Spanish caucho, from Tupí cau-ucha.]

caoutchouc

(ˈkaʊtʃuːk; -tʃʊk; kaʊˈtʃuːk; -ˈtʃʊk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for rubber11
[C18: from French, from obsolete Spanish cauchuc, from Quechua]

rub•ber1

(ˈrʌb ər)

n.
1. a highly elastic solid substance, light cream or dark amber in color, polymerized by the drying and coagulation of the latex or milky juice of rubber trees and plants, esp. of the Hevea and Ficus species.
2. a material made by chemically treating and toughening this substance, used in the manufacture of electrical insulation, elastic bands, tires, and other products.
3. any of various similar substances and materials made synthetically.
4. an eraser of this material.
5. a low overshoe of this material.
7. an instrument or tool used for rubbing, polishing, scraping, etc.
8. a person who rubs something.
9. a person who gives massages.
10. Baseball. an oblong piece of white rubber or other material embedded in the pitcher's mound.
11. Slang. a condom.
adj.
12. made of, containing, or coated with rubber.

rub•ber2

(ˈrʌb ər)

n.
1. (in bridge) a series or round played until one side has won two out of three games.
2. Also called rub′ber match`. a deciding contest when a competition is tied.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caoutchouc - an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of productscaoutchouc - an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
foam rubber - spongy rubber; made by introducing air bubbles before vulcanization and used for cushioning or upholstery
latex - a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air
crepe rubber - crude natural rubber; used mainly for shoe soles
cold rubber - a rubber made at low temperatures (5 degrees Centigrade) which is tougher than conventional rubber and is often used in car tires
ebonite, hard rubber, vulcanite - a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber
Para rubber - a type of natural rubber obtained from tropical South American trees
References in classic literature ?
The balloon is composed of silk, varnished with the liquid gum caoutchouc.
Luckily I wore a pair of caoutchouc over-shoes, and could move about in perfect silence.
Crutches, wooden legs, artificial arms, steel hooks, caoutchouc jaws, silver craniums, platinum noses, were all to be found in the collection; and it was calculated by the great statistician Pitcairn that throughout the Gun Club there was not quite one arm between four persons and two legs between six.
A ce festival d'objets et de couleurs viennent s'ajouter des odeurs singulieres, celles du cuir repousse mele a l'odeur du caoutchouc des chaussures [beaucoup moins que]made in china[beaucoup plus grand que] vendues par des commercants nouvellement installes au Souk.
000 euros, en plus d'une representation miniaturisee du monument commemoratif erige en 2009 a Ain Ghrour dans la commune de Hammam N'baile (Guelma), au cœur du territoire de la tribu des Beni Keblout dont descend l'auteur de [beaucoup moins que] L'homme aux sandales de caoutchouc [beaucoup plus grand que].
Beirut Caoutchouc," 2004, is a large floor-mounted rubber road map of the city.
Par exemple, dans Brazilian Rubber, le juge Neville explique qu'un administrateur peut gerer une entreprise de caoutchouc en ignorant tout de cette industrie, sans engager sa responsabilite pour les fautes qu'il a commises en raison de son ignorance.
La Condamine also found time to study the caoutchouc tree, whose resin produced the amazing bouncing balls of the natives, and cinchona, the source of quinine.
Rubberwood, para wood, hevea, rubber tree, caoutchouc tree, arbol de caucho, sibi-sibi, mapalapa, seringa, serlnguera, capi, jeve, shiringa.
Mardi soir, la police avait deja disperse a l'aide de gaz lacrymogene et de balles en caoutchouc une cinquantaine de manifestants violents qui venaient de s'attaquer a une agence bancaire et a une succursale automobile a Sao Paulo.
Cette progression resulte notamment de la hausse de 1,5 pc dans le "Raffinage de petrole" et de 0,3 pc dans la "fabrication de machines d'equipements" et dans le "travail des metaux", et d'une baisse de 0,1 pc dans la "fabrication du caoutchouc et des plastiques", explique une note du HCP relative a l'indice des prix a la production industrielle, energetique et miniere (IPPIEM) du mois de juin.
Organized by Association Francaise des Ingenieurs et Cadres du Caoutchouc et des Polymeres, IRC 2013 attracted global attendees from various rubber industry sectors, including automotive, chemical, aeronautics, industrial equipment, medical, pharmaceutical, arms, naval construction, leisure, sports and others.