Vulcanise

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vulcanise

To change the properties of, as caoutchouc, or india rubber, by the process of vulcanisation. Vulcanised fibre, paper, paper pulp, or other fibre, chemically treated, as with metallic chlorides, so as to form a substance resembling ebonite in texture, hardness, etc. Knight. Vulcanised rubber, India rubber, vulcanised.

Origin: Vulcanised; Vulcanising.