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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klawr-uh-preen, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr əˌprin, ˈkloʊr-/
    • /ˈklɔːə.ˌprin/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-uh-preen, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr əˌprin, ˈkloʊr-/

Definitions of chloroprene word

  • noun chloroprene a colourless liquid derivative of butadiene that is used in making neoprene rubbers; 2-chloro-1,2-butadiene. Formula: CH2:CHCCl:CH2 3
  • noun chloroprene a colorless liquid, H2C:CHCCl:CH2, made from acetylene: it can be polymerized to form neoprene 3
  • noun chloroprene a colorless, slightly water-soluble liquid, C 4 H 5 Cl, usually produced by the reaction of vinylacetylene with hydrochloric acid, that polymerizes to neoprene. 1
  • noun chloroprene A colorless liquid made from acetylene and hydrochloric acid and polymerized to form neoprene. 1
  • noun chloroprene (organic chemistry) The chlorinated derivative of butadiene 2-chloro-1,3-butadiene that is used (via polymerization) in the manufacture of synthetic rubber. 0

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Origin of chloroprene

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35; chloro-2 + (iso)prene

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chloroprene popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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