Word of the Day – Nov. 18 – Vulcanize

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Verb: Vulcanize (VUL-kuh-nyze)

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

Sample sentence: Manufacturers not only vulcanize tires, but also a wide range of articles, from hoses and hockey pucks to rubber bands and rain boots.

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