vulcanization

noun vul·ca·ni·za·tion \ ˌvəl-kə-nə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of vulcanization

:the process of treating crude or synthetic rubber or similar plastic material chemically to give it useful properties (such as elasticity, strength, and stability)

First Known Use of vulcanization

1846


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