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carburize

[kahr-buh-rahyz, -byuh-] /ˈkɑr bəˌraɪz, -byə-/
verb (used with object), carburized, carburizing.
1.
to cause to unite with carbon.
2.
to carburet.
Also, especially British, carburise.
Origin
1880-1890
1880-90; carbur(et) + -ize
Related forms
carburization, noun
carburizer, noun
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  • Oxygen is used to de-carburize the molten steel and to provide thermal energy.
British Dictionary definitions for carburize

carburize

/ˈkɑːbjʊˌraɪz; -bə-/
verb
1.
another word for carbonize (sense 2), carbonize (sense 3)
2.
(transitive) to increase the carbon content of (the surface of a low-carbon steel) so that the surface can be hardened by heat treatment
Derived Forms
carburization, carburisation, noun
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