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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·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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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
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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.
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To harden rubber by heating it and combining it with sulfur. Vulcanization gives rubber strength and elasticity.
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Past participle: vulcanized
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|Verb||1.||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"|
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vulcanize[ˈvʌlkənaɪz] VT → vulcanizar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
vt → vulkanisieren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
vulcanize[ˈvʌlkəˌnaɪz] vt → vulcanizzare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995