Adjective "vulcanised" definition and examples

(Vulcanised may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈvʌlkənʌɪz/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Harden (rubber or rubber-like material) by treating it with sulphur at a high temperature.
  1. 'Condoms became known as rubbers after 1844, when Charles Goodyear patented his process for vulcanizing rubber and factories began mass-producing rubber condoms.'
  2. 'I am allergic to peanut skins and vulcanized rubber.'
  3. 'Oh, when I got seriously into waterfowling 35 years or so ago, all waders and hip boots were made of vulcanized rubber, and it was possible to get a perfectly serviceable ‘hot’ patch on a puncture.'
  4. 'With all of their manufactured steel, vulcanized rubber, and processed plate glass, Model Ts were selling at about 25 cents a pound - perhaps the best bargain in the industrialized world.'
  5. 'Synthetic rubber erasers are vulcanized (cooked under pressure) to cure the rubber, but vinyl erasers skip this part.'
  6. 'Some of the first useful polymers were chemically modified natural polymers such as vulcanized rubber and cellulose acetate.'
  7. 'This rubber can be vulcanized (treated under heat and pressure with sulfur to improve elasticity and strength).'
  8. 'They can be vulcanised directly into the tyre material.'
  9. 'High-NBS vulcanized rubber maintains traction over a full range of terrain.'
  10. 'It wasn't buoyant, so, by way of appendix, he fitted a motor tube - two tubes vulcanised together - around the gunwale.'

More definitions

1. to treat (rubber) with sulfur and heat, thereby imparting strength, greater elasticity, durability, etc.

2. to subject (a substance other than rubber) to some analogous process, as to harden it.

More examples(as adjective)

"rubbers can be vulcanised."

Origin

(vulcanize)Early 19th century (in the sense ‘throw into a fire’): from Vulcan + -ize.