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[dee-kahr-buh-nahyz] /diˈkɑr bəˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), decarbonized, decarbonizing.
Origin of decarbonize
1815-25; de- + carbonize
Related forms
decarbonization, noun
decarbonizer, noun Unabridged
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  • But what they represent to me is the difficulty of the task facing the world as it tries to decarbonize its energy supply.
  • So everything must be done to increase energy efficiency and decarbonize energy production.
British Dictionary definitions for decarbonize


(transitive) to remove carbon from (the walls of the combustion chamber of an internal-combustion engine) Also decoke, decarburize
Derived Forms
decarbonization, decarbonisation, noun
decarbonizer, decarboniser, noun
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