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Any of various polymers having the elastic properties of natural rubber.

e·las′to·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
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(Chemistry) any material, such as natural or synthetic rubber, that is able to resume its original shape when a deforming force is removed
[C20: from elastic + -mer]
elastomeric adj
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(ɪˈlæs tə mər)

an elastic substance occurring naturally, as natural rubber, or produced synthetically, as butyl rubber.
[1935–40; elast (ic) + -o- + -mer]
e•las`to•mer′ic (-ˈmɛr ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.elastomer - any of various elastic materials that resemble rubber (resumes its original shape when a deforming force is removed)
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
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