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volcanize

[ vol-kuh-nahyz ]
/ ˈvɒl kəˌnaɪz /
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verb (used with object), vol·ca·nized, vol·ca·niz·ing.

to affect or alter by volcanic heat or action.

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Also especially British, vol·ca·nise .

Origin of volcanize

First recorded in 1785–90; volcan(o) + -ize; modeled on French volcaniser

OTHER WORDS FROM volcanize

vol·ca·ni·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for volcanize

volcanize

volcanise

/ (ˈvɒlkəˌnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to subject to the effects of or change by volcanic heat

Derived forms of volcanize

volcanization or volcanisation, noun
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