from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A relatively inelastic rubber, made by vulcanization with a large amount of sulfur and used as an electrical insulating material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The relatively hard product of vulcanizing natural rubber with sulfur; vulcanite
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hard, black variety of vulcanite. It may be cut and polished, and is used for many small articles, as combs and buttons, and for insulating material in electric apparatus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A black, hardened compound of caoutchoue or gutta-percha and sulphur in different proportions, to which other ingredients may be added for specific uses; properly, black vulcanite, but used also as a general synonym of vulcanite (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber
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