vulcanisation

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vulcanize or vulcanise (ˈvʌlkəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  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.  to treat (substances other than rubber) by a similar process in order to improve their properties
 
vulcanise or vulcanise
 
vb
 
'vulcanizable or vulcanise
 
adj
 
'vulcanisable or vulcanise
 
adj
 
vulcani'zation or vulcanise
 
n
 
vulcani'sation or vulcanise
 
n
 
'vulcanizer or vulcanise
 
n
 
'vulcaniser or vulcanise
 
n

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vulcanisation

noun
process of treating rubber or rubberlike materials with sulphur at great heat to improve elasticity and strength or to harden them [syn: vulcanization
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