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LATEX (latices)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does latex mean? 

LATEX (noun)
  The noun LATEX has 2 senses:

1. a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air
2. a water-base paint that has a latex binder

  Familiarity information: LATEX used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LATEX (noun)


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Meaning:

A milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("latex" is a kind of...):

exudate; exudation (a substance that oozes out from plant pores)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "latex"):

caoutchouc; gum elastic; India rubber; natural rubber; rubber (an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products)


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Meaning:

A water-base paint that has a latex binder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

latex paint; rubber-base paint; latex

Hypernyms ("latex" is a kind of...):

water-base paint (paint in which water is used as the vehicle)


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