un carbonized

carbonize

[kahr-buh-nahyz]
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:
1800–10; carbon + -ize

carbonizable, adjective
carbonizer, noun
uncarbonized, adjective
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carbonize or carbonise (ˈkɑːbəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to turn or be turned into carbon as a result of heating, fossilization, chemical treatment, etc
2.  (tr) to enrich or coat (a substance) with carbon
3.  (intr) to react or unite with carbon
 
carbonise or carbonise
 
vb
 
carboni'zation or carbonise
 
n
 
carboni'sation or carbonise
 
n
 
'carbonizer or carbonise
 
n
 
'carboniser or carbonise
 
n

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