1. [syn: cured, vulcanized, vulcanised]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vulcanize \Vul"can*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vulcanized; p.
pr. & vb. n. Vulcanizing.]
To change the properties of, as caoutchouc, or India rubber,
by the process of vulcanization.
Vulcanized fiber, paper, paper pulp, or other fiber,
chemically treated, as with metallic chlorides, so as to
form a substance resembling ebonite in texture, hardness,
Vulcanized rubber, India rubber, vulcanized.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical
process to improve its properties (hardness and strength
and odor and elasticity) [syn: cured, vulcanized,