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What is "Elastomer" - Definition & Explanation

Any polymer that has high extensibility together with rapid and substantially complete elastic recovery.
An elastic rubber-like substance, such as natural or synthetic rubber.
A material that exhibits very low or zero crystallinity and a high degree of flexibility.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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