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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To treat rubber with heat and (usually) sulphur to harden it and make it more durable.
  • v. To desertify or create a xeric landscape

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To change the properties of, as caoutchouc, or India rubber, by the process of vulcanization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To subject to the process of vulcanization, as caoutchouc
  • To admit of vulcanization.
  • Also spelled vulcanise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. undergo vulcanization
  • v. subject to vulcanization

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