[ vuhl-kuh-nahyt ]
/ ˈvʌl kəˌnaɪt /


a hard, readily cut and polished rubber, obtained by vulcanizing rubber with a large amount of sulfur, used in the manufacture of combs, buttons, and for electric insulation.

Origin of vulcanite

First recorded in 1830–40; Vulcan + -ite1
Also called ebonite. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vulcanite

/ (ˈvʌlkəˌnaɪt) /


a hard usually black rubber produced by vulcanizing natural rubber with large amounts of sulphur. It is resistant to chemical attack: used for chemical containers, electrical insulators, etcAlso called: ebonite
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