vulcanize

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To subject to the process of vulcanization, a method of treating caoutchouc or india-rubber with some form of sulphur, to effect certain changes in its properties, and yield a soft (vulcanized india-rubber) or a hard (vulcauite) product.

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Note

‘Vulcanize’ comes from ‘Vulcan,’ the Roman god of fire and metalworking.

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