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vulcanize

vul·can·ize

vulcanize

 
pronunciation:
vuhl k naIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vulcanized, vulcanizes, vulcanizing
definition: to treat (rubber or plastics) with sulfur or sulfur compounds under heat and pressure to increase hardness and elasticity.
derivations: vulcanization (n.), vulcanizer (n.)