synthetic substance

Definitions of synthetic substance
  1. noun
    a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
    synonyms: synthetic
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    Plasticine
    a synthetic material resembling clay but remaining soft; used as a substitute for clay or wax in modeling (especially in schools)
    phosphor
    a synthetic substance that is fluorescent or phosphorescent; used to coat the screens of cathode ray tubes
    rubber, synthetic rubber
    any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
    silicone rubber
    made from silicone elastomers; retains flexibility resilience and tensile strength over a wide temperature range
    neoprene
    a synthetic rubber that is resistant to oils and aging; used in waterproof products
    buna, buna rubber
    made by polymerizing butadiene
    butyl rubber
    synthetic rubber made by polymerizing isobutylene
    type of:
    chemical compound, compound
    (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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