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 for Vulcanization
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vulcanization \Vul`can*i*za"tion\, n. [See Vulcan.]
     The act or process of imparting to caoutchouc, gutta-percha,
     or the like, greater elasticity, durability, or hardness by
     heating with sulphur under pressure.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: process of treating rubber or rubberlike materials with
           sulphur at great heat to improve elasticity and strength or
           to harden them [syn: vulcanization, vulcanisation]

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