rubber cement
noun Date: 1886 an adhesive consisting typically of a dispersion of vulcanized rubber in an organic solvent

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  • Rubber cement — is an adhesive made from elastic polymers (typically latex) mixed in a solvent such as acetone, hexane, heptane or benzene to keep them fluid enough to be used. This makes it part of the class of drying adhesives : as the solvents quickly… …   Wikipedia

  • rubber cement — n. an adhesive made of unvulcanized rubber in a solvent that quickly evaporates when exposed to air …   English World dictionary

  • rubber cement — rub′ber cement′ n. chem. a viscous, flammable liquid consisting of unvulcanized rubber dispersed in benzene, gasoline, or the like, used chiefly as an adhesive • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • rubber cement — noun an adhesive made by dissolving unvulcanized rubber in a solvent like benzene or naphtha • Hypernyms: ↑adhesive material, ↑adhesive agent, ↑adhesive * * * noun [noncount] : a thick, stretchy glue that contains rubber …   Useful english dictionary

  • rubber cement — a viscous, flammable liquid consisting of unvulcanized rubber dispersed in benzene, gasoline, or the like, used chiefly as an adhesive. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • rubber cement — clear glue made of unvulcanized rubber in an organic solution (e.g. benzene) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Rubber cement — Резиновый клей …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • rubber — thing that rubs, 1530s, agent noun from RUB (Cf. rub) (v.). The meaning elastic substance from tropical plants (short for India rubber) first recorded 1788, introduced to Europe 1744 by Charles Marie de la Condamine, so called because it was… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cement — [n] gluing, binding material adhesive, binder, birdlime, bond, concrete, epoxy, glue, grout, gum, gunk*, lime, lute, mortar, mucilage, mud*, paste, plaster, putty, rubber cement, sand, sealant, size, solder, stickum*, tar; concept 475 cement [v]… …   New thesaurus

  • cement — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. mortar, concrete, grout, Portland cement; adhesive, glue, mucilage, paste. See connection, coherence, unity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. glue, lute, lime, putty, tar, gum, mortar, paste, solder, adhesive …   English dictionary for students

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