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volcanize

[ vol-kuh-nahyz ]
/ 藞v蓲l k蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), vol路ca路nized, vol路ca路niz路ing.
to affect or alter by volcanic heat or action.
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Also especially British, vol路ca路nise .

Origin of volcanize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM volcanize

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

volcanize

volcanise

/ (藞v蓲lk蓹藢na瑟z) /

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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