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vul·ca·nize

 (vŭl′kə-nīz′)
tr.v. vul·ca·nized, vul·ca·niz·ing, vul·ca·niz·es
To improve the strength, resiliency, and freedom from stickiness and odor of (rubber, for example) by combining with sulfur or other additives in the presence of heat and pressure.

vul′ca·niz′a·ble adj.
vul′ca·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
vul′ca·niz′er n.

vulcanize

(ˈvʌlkəˌnaɪz) or

vulcanise

vb (tr)
1. (Chemistry) to treat (rubber) with sulphur or sulphur compounds under heat and pressure to improve elasticity and strength or to produce a hard substance such as vulcanite
2. (Chemistry) to treat (substances other than rubber) by a similar process in order to improve their properties
ˈvulcanˌizable, ˈvulcanˌisable adj
ˌvulcaniˈzation, ˌvulcaniˈsation n
ˈvulcanˌizer, ˈvulcanˌiser n

vul•can•ize

(ˈvʌl kəˌnaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to treat (rubber) with sulfur and heat, thereby imparting greater strength, elasticity, and durability.
2. to subject (a substance other than rubber) to some analogous process, as to harden it.
[1820–30]
vul′can•iz`a•ble, adj.
vul`can•i•za′tion, n.
vul′can•iz`er, n.

vul·ca·nize

(vŭl′kə-nīz′)
To harden rubber by heating it and combining it with sulfur. Vulcanization gives rubber strength and elasticity.

vulcanize


Past participle: vulcanized
Gerund: vulcanizing

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Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vulcanize - undergo vulcanization; "vulcanize rubber"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
2.vulcanize - subject to vulcanization; "vulcanized rubber"
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
Translations
vulkanoida

vulcanize

[ˈvʌlkənaɪz] VTvulcanizar

vulcanize

vulcanize

[ˈvʌlkəˌnaɪz] vtvulcanizzare
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