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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Precisely because a human soul is unstable, and subject to influence, and hardening over time, the Christian tradition has put a great deal of weight on moral and spiritual discipline in order to "vulcanize" the networks that lead to properly ordered emotions, thoughts, and decisions.
You've never known, you realize, how to vulcanize rubber to make a tire.
They began to export the resin in blocks and in 1869 the three men found a way to vulcanize it into a kind of parrifin.
Don't be a fool, vulcanize your tool and, my personal favourite:
Victor David Hanson disagrees, saying we're allowing immigrant groups to vulcanize and to separate from our mainstream population.
LAMB: So, if you vulcanize rubber today, do you start with latex?
However they delineate, quotas, I think vulcanize society.
The baby said, "She wanted me to vulcanize my feet."
Cost me thirteen dollars to repair one; vulcanize the tire, y'see.
It was already known how to vulcanize rubber, and how to galvanize iron.