verb (used with object), vulcanized, vulcanizing.
to treat (rubber) with sulfur and heat, thereby imparting strength, greater elasticity, durability, etc.
to subject (a substance other than rubber) to some analogous process, as to harden it.
to treat (rubber) with sulphur or sulphur compounds under heat and pressure to improve elasticity and strength or to produce a hard substance such as vulcanite
to treat (substances other than rubber) by a similar process in order to improve their properties
To harden rubber by combining it with sulfur or other substances in the presence of heat and pressure. Vulcanization gives rubber strength, resistance, and elasticity.
verb (used with object) 1. to feel a need or a desire for; wish for: to want one’s dinner; always wanting something new. 2. to wish, need, crave, demand, or desire (often followed by an infinitive): I want to see you. She wants to be notified. 3. to be without or be deficient in: to […]
adverb, Also, selfwards 1. in the direction of or toward oneself: a selfward-moving gesture. 2. within oneself; inward: She turned her thoughts selfward. adjective 3. tending toward or directed at oneself.
noun 1. the amount or quantity of heaviness or mass; amount a thing weighs. 2. Physics. the force that gravitation exerts upon a body, equal to the mass of the body times the local acceleration of gravity: commonly taken, in a region of constant gravitational acceleration, as a measure of mass. 3. a system of […]
noun 1. stubborn or obstinate willfulness, as in pursuing one’s own wishes, aims, etc. noun 1. stubborn adherence to one’s own will, desires, etc, esp at the expense of others