Definition of vulcanite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvʌlkənʌɪt/


[mass noun]
Hard, black vulcanized rubber.
Example sentences
  • The first synthetic material to be used in flute-making was ebonite, also known as vulcanite.
  • There is jewelry incorporating hair, enamel, engraving, casting, and die-stamping, as well as objects made from unusual materials such as tortoiseshell, wood, and vulcanite.
  • Tortoiseshell, vulcanite, wood, and coral became part of the new jewelry repertory.


Mid 19th century: from Vulcan + -ite1.

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