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.
Au cours de l'annee 2017, la production manufacturiere a enregistre une hausse de 0,4%, une augmentation due principalement a la hausse de la production dans le secteur de l'industrie mecanique et electrique de 3,3%, le secteur de l'industrie agroalimentaire de 1,4%, suite a la hausse observee dans la production d'huile d'olive, le secteur de l'industrie de caoutchouc et de plastique de 4,7% et le secteur de l'industrie textile, habillement et cuir (+0,4%).
cabin: walls and ceiling stainless steel, floor caoutchouc.
Elu president du Liberia le 26 decembre dernier avec 61,5% des voix, George Weah, 51 ans, a reellement du pain sur la planche maintenant qu'il a ete appele a presider aux destinees d'un des Etats les plus pauvres du monde, a le developper et a y maintenir la paix car, outre la necessaire lutte contre la corruption qui gangrene le pays, le nouvel homme fort du Liberia devra faire face a de nombreux defis notamment transformer une economie en recession encore largement dependante du caoutchouc et du minerai de fer et repondre aux espoirs de cette jeunesse qui l'a porte au pouvoir.
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Meanwhile, exports of plastics and caoutchouc increased by 18% to reach $324.
Dans Chroniques de la servitude en Amazonie bresilienne : essai sur l'exploitation paternaliste (1995), Christian Geffray decrit cette situation a partir du cas des collecteurs de caoutchouc, oo les travailleurs se retrouvent <<projetes et confines hors de la sphere marchande ordinaire>> (Gelfray 1995:24).
The rubber track is manufactured at Soucy Caoutchouc, the rubber compound produced at Soucy Techno, rubber bonding is conducted at Soucy Baron, the cast wheel made at Soucy Belgen, machining done at Soucy
Beirut Caoutchouc," 2004, is a large floor-mounted rubber road map of the city.
Charles Goodyear, in 1839, discovered the process of dry-heat vulcanization of rubber by heating caoutchouc, sulphur and white lead together.