vulcanize

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvʌlkənaɪz/
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vulcanize (third-person singular simple present vulcanizes, present participle vulcanizing, simple past and past participle vulcanized)

  1. (transitive) To treat rubber with heat and (usually) sulphur to harden it and make it more durable.
  2. (intransitive) To undergo such treatment.
    • 1975, Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift [Avon ed., 1976, p. 404]:
      These vulcanized hearts, they only become more resistant when you ask for mercy.
    • 2012, Theodore Rochow, Resinography:
      Natural rubber [] vulcanizes readily at the double bonds to give a strong cross-linked structure.

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vulcanize

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of vulcanizar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of vulcanizar
  3. first-person singular imperative of vulcanizar
  4. third-person singular imperative of vulcanizar