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 ?
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.
Luckily I wore a pair of caoutchouc over-shoes, and could move about in perfect silence.
"The balloon is composed of silk, varnished with the liquid gum caoutchouc. It is of vast dimensions, containing more than 40,000 cubic feet of gas ; but as coal gas was employed in place of the more expensive and inconvenient hydrogen, the supporting power of the machine, when fully inflated, and immediately after inflation, is not more than about 2500 pounds.
Selon eux, depuis quelques jours, la Societe de caoutchouc de Grand-Bereby (SOGB) oblige chaque planteur a se presenter physiquement pour prendre d'abord un rendez-vous, avant de revenir livrer sa production.
Au cours du mois de juin 2019, la production industrielle a enregistre une baisse de 4,3%, par rapport a la meme periode de l'annee ecoulee, a l'heure oo elle a enregistre une hausse dans certains secteurs (l'industrie des materiaux de construction ceramique et verre, les mines, l'industrie du caoutchouc et des plastiques...), selon les donnees fournies vendredi par l'Institut National de la Statistique (INS).
Les produits pharmaceutiques pour la medecine humaine ou veterinaire (sauf quantite dument justifiee pour la consommation personnelle) , les pneumatiques neufs en caoutchouc , peaux brutes, fil machine en fer ou en acier non allie , barres en fer ou en aciers non allies simplement forgees, laminees ou filees a chaud ainsi que celles ayant subit une torsion apres laminage (rond a beton) , autres barres en fer ou en acier non allies (rond a beton) figurent egalement dans la liste des marchandises fixee par le ministere des Finances.
Jamais, depuis sa retrocession a la Chine le 1er Juillet 1997, Hong Kong n'a connu des heures aussi sombres que celles qu'elle a vecu, ce mercredi, quand la police est intervenue en faisant usage de balles en caoutchouc et de bombes lacrymogenes pour disperser les dizaines de milliers de manifestants descendus dans la rue denoncer un projet de loi gouvernemental devant permettre des extraditions vers toutes les juridictions meme quand aucun accord bilateral n'existe y compris vers la Chine continentale.
The shirts were covered with caoutchouc (rubber tree) leaves or roses, moulded and hand-stitched, along with realistic bug brooches made of metal and pinned over the collar.
Meanwhile, exports of plastics and caoutchouc increased by 18% to reach $324.15m, compared to $273.6m during the same period last year.
Blazon is in many ways a sequel to Rechmaoui's magisterial Beirut Caoutchouc, 2004-2006, a city map carved into tough black rubber and pieced together like an enormous jigsaw puzzle on the floor.
Rubberwood, para wood, hevea, rubber tree, caoutchouc tree, arbol de caucho, sibi-sibi, mapalapa, seringa, serlnguera, capi, jeve, shiringa.jaang, kayu geta, pokok, getah para, hule, lao, hevea caucho, mpira, cao sau, kyetpaung, lastik bara.
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.