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  • v. Present participle of rubberize.


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  • On playgrounds, it's meant lowering jungle gyms, rubberizing play surfaces, and eliminating play areas with ponds and trees.

    Wimp World

  • Modern suits - most of them are made of a Spandex-type material - still have some rubberizing, although it's on the inside and solely to limit how much air comes through the material as racers hit high speeds in often-frigid air.

    The Seattle Times

  • Chemist Charles Macintosh developed a method of rubberizing cotton to waterproof it; the name remains the British generic term for raincoat, in much the same way that, on the Continent, a browning (American John M.) refers generally to any automatic pistol.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 2


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