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vulcanism variant of volcanism.
vulcanite a hard rubber manufactured through the process of vulcanization.
vulcanize to treat (rubber or plastics) with sulfur or sulfur compounds under heat and pressure to increase hardness and elasticity.
vulgar lacking in taste, propriety, or refinement; coarse; crude. [4 definitions]
vulgarian an obscene, unrefined, or pretentious person, esp. a rich one who displays a lack of taste, culture, or restraint.
vulgarism an instance of coarse, unrefined, or obscene behavior; vulgarity. [2 definitions]
vulgarity an act, utterance, condition, or quality that offends good taste, manners, and propriety.
vulgarize to make unrefined, base, or obscene. [2 definitions]
Vulgar Latin the common, spoken language of the ancient Romans, from which the Romance languages developed; popular Latin as distinct from literary Latin.
Vulgate the Latin translation of the Bible prepared by St. Jerome in the late fourth century and used by the Roman Catholic Church as its official biblical text. [3 definitions]
vulnerability the state of being vulnerable. [2 definitions]
vulnerable capable of being hurt or injured. [3 definitions]
vulpine of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a fox. [2 definitions]
vulture any of various large hawklike birds that feed on dead animals and usu. have dark feathers and a naked head. [2 definitions]
vulva the external female genital organs of mammals.
vying that competes or contends; that vies. [2 definitions]
W1 symbol of the chemical element tungsten.
W2 abbreviation of "west." [2 definitions]
W3 abbreviation of "work."
W4 abbreviation of "watt," or "watts," a unit of electrical power equal to the current of one ampere produced by the electromotive force of one volt, or to one joule per second.
w the twenty-third letter of the English alphabet.