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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]