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ˈvʌl kəˌnaɪzvul·can·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vulcanize, vulcaniseverb

    undergo vulcanization

    "vulcanize rubber"

  2. vulcanize, vulcaniseverb

    subject to vulcanization

    "vulcanized rubber"


  1. vulcanizeverb

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

  2. vulcanizeverb

    To desertify or create a xeric landscape


  1. vulcanize

    Vulcanize is a process in which rubber is heated with sulfur at a high temperature to improve its strength and elasticity. The process, named after Vulcan, the Roman god of fire, results in the formation of cross-links between the polymer chains of the rubber, making it more durable, less sticky, and resistant to heat and cold. This process is used in making various rubber products including tires, shoe soles, and hoses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulcanizeverb

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulcanize in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulcanize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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