carburise

carburize

[kahr-buh-rahyz, -byuh-]
verb (used with object), carburized, carburizing.
1.
to cause to unite with carbon.
2.
Also, especially British, carburise.


Origin:
1880–90; carbur(et) + -ize

carburization, noun
carburizer, noun
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carburize or carburise (ˈkɑːbjʊˌraɪz, -bə-, ˈkɑːbjʊˌraɪz, -bə-)
 
vb
1.  carbonize another word for carbonize
2.  (tr) to increase the carbon content of (the surface of a low-carbon steel) so that the surface can be hardened by heat treatment
 
carburise or carburise
 
vb
 
carburi'zation or carburise
 
n
 
carburi'sation or carburise
 
n

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