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[kahr-buh-ney-shuh n] /ˌkɑr bəˈneɪ ʃən/
saturation with carbon dioxide, as in making soda water.
reaction with carbon dioxide to remove lime, as in sugar refining.
Origin of carbonation
1650-60; carbonate + -ion Unabridged
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Examples from the web for carbonation
  • Home carbonation machine, to turn tap water into sparkling water or soda.
  • Once fermentation is complete, we'll add a little corn sugar to aid carbonation before bottling.
  • Add the corn sugar, which will start the carbonation.
  • The funky, fruity aroma relents to a tangy sourness, while the serious carbonation provides a pleasing tingle.
  • As the yeast ferments over a day or so, it creates a natural carbonation.
  • carbonation neutralizes the concrete, resulting in less protection for the metal reinforcement.
  • Researchers report that carbonation is tasted on the tongue by the same receptors that detect sourness.
  • The reduced pressure inside the squeezed bottle will encourage the carbonation to be released from solution.
  • She was looking for information about soda, carbonation.
  • Carbonated beverages should be allowed to lose carbonation before being ingested.
British Dictionary definitions for carbonation


absorption of or reaction with carbon dioxide
another word for carbonization See carbonization
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Word Origin and History for carbonation

1881, from carbonic acid, an old name for carbon dioxide (see carbonate (n.)) + -ation.

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