verb (used with object), vul·can·ized, vul·can·iz·ing.
- vulcanized fiber,
- vulgar fraction
Origin of vulcanize
Examples from the Web for vulcanization
The discovery of the vulcanization process acted as a very great stimulus to the rubber industry.Rubber|Edith A. Browne
Goodyear lived for sixteen years after his discovery of the vulcanization process.The Age of Invention|Holland Thompson
Mr. Goodyear had not yet discovered, however, the process of vulcanization, upon which the rubber industry is founded.
In india-rubber combs the teeth are moulded to shape and the whole hardened by vulcanization.
Goodyear had discovered the process which afterwards came to be known as “vulcanization.”
An industrial process that strengthens natural rubber. Because it requires great heat, the process was named after the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.