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Definition of "latex" []

  • The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air. (noun)
  • An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products. (noun)
  • Latex paint. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "latex" in a sentence
  • "“Two hundred bucks if you stay all night,” Nick said to me, carrying four gallons of apple-green latex from the trunk of his car."
  • "Unfortunately for these, vintage girdles contain latex which breaks easily over time and foam rubber frequently becomes rock hard and inflexible."
  • "Even John Travolta in latex might not be enough to turn that into a feelgood experience."