from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or resembling rubber; elastic.

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  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling rubber, especially in consistency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. difficult to chew
  • adj. having an elastic texture resembling rubber in flexibility or toughness


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  • In addition to being tart, they are firmer than freshly boiled eggs; the white is sometimes described as rubbery.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • I also think the haddock, which has been simmered for 15 minutes, has gone a bit rubbery, which is a shame.

    How to cook perfect cullen skink

  • Different crops and varieties of the absolute smell differently – some are powdery, soft and sweet, other have a slightly green overtones, and the harshest ones have been described as rubbery and almost medicinal.

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  • Now admittedly, one guy pointed out that my science was rubbery, which is true, but all of them said it was a good read and it was *complete,* which is the important thing.

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  • Every time I've cooked it, sturgeon tasted kind of rubbery and bland.

    PC check (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • I prefer that version, thicker and more "rubbery", lol.

    Shisen Ramen, Torrance - A Szechuan-Style Ramen Shop

  • The "rubbery" icing product used by Lauri Ditunno is called Sugar Veil

    Sunday Sweets: The Undead Wed

  • I love the one with coffin-shaped tiers, and the spiderweb "rubbery" icing.

    Sunday Sweets: The Undead Wed

  • I on the other hand lived in New York, where the sidewalks were covered with ice half the year, and by the time I went to Washington Square Park to skate on those asphalt mounds the city had covered them in some kind of rubbery material and I looked and felt like I was trying to trudge through a flood of maple syrup.

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  • Basically, I don't think this kind of rubbery animation could have been achieved if the show was animated entirely in the U.S. - as I said before, from what little I can infer, TV cartoon budgets would have had to have been ten times higher.

    The Golden Days of 1988


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