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vul·ca·nize  audio  (vlk-nz) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
vul·ca·nized, vul·ca·niz·ing, vul·ca·niz·es
To improve the strength, resiliency, and freedom from stickiness and odor of (rubber, for example) by combining with sulfur or other additives in the presence of heat and pressure.


OTHER FORMS:
vulca·niza·ble(Adjective), vulca·ni·zation  (-n-zshn) KEY (Noun), vulca·nizer(Noun)


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