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carbonize

[kahr-buh-nahyz] /ˈkɑr bəˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), carbonized, carbonizing.
1.
to char (organic matter) until it forms carbon.
2.
to coat or enrich with carbon.
verb (used without object), carbonized, carbonizing.
3.
to become carbonized.
Also, especially British, carbonise.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; carbon + -ize
Related forms
carbonizable, adjective
carbonizer, noun
uncarbonized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for carbonizing

carbonize

/ˈkɑːbəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to turn or be turned into carbon as a result of heating, fossilization, chemical treatment, etc
2.
(transitive) to enrich or coat (a substance) with carbon
3.
(intransitive) to react or unite with carbon
Also (for senses 2, 3) carburize
Derived Forms
carbonization, carbonisation, noun
carbonizer, carboniser, noun
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