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rubberized

adjective; zero derivation
coated with or made out of rubber Because -ize is generally glossed as “to make into,” the word “rubberized” would most literally be glossed as “made into rubber,” though contextually, this is hardly the case. However, the phrase “cuffs made out of rubber” is too bulky for an advertisement, so the ad’s author chose a word formation process that would make rubber into an adjective.
 
The jacket features rubberized wrist cuffs for slip-proof adjustment.
Etymology : zero derivation of the noun rubber + -ize 'V' + -ed 'ADJ'
Source : Land’s End ad in the New York Times Magazine
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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