Definitions for vulcanizeˈvʌl kəˌnaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vul•can•izeˈvʌl kəˌnaɪz(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. to treat (rubber) with sulfur and heat, thereby imparting greater strength, elasticity, and durability.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. to subject (a substance other than rubber) to some analogous process, as to harden it.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of vulcanize:

1820–30

vul′can•iz`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vulcanize, vulcanise(verb)

    undergo vulcanization

    "vulcanize rubber"

  2. vulcanize, vulcanise(verb)

    subject to vulcanization

    "vulcanized rubber"

Wiktionary

  1. vulcanize(Verb)

    To treat rubber with heat and (usually) sulphur to harden it and make it more durable.

  2. vulcanize(Verb)

    To desertify or create a xeric landscape

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulcanize(verb)

    to change the properties of, as caoutchouc, or India rubber, by the process of vulcanization

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