Carbonize
Carbonize Car"bon*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carbonized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carbonizing}.] [Cf. F. carboniser.] 1. To convert (an animal or vegetable substance) into a residue of carbon by the action of fire or some corrosive agent; to char. [1913 Webster]

2. To impregnate or combine with carbon, as in making steel by cementation. [1913 Webster]


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  • carbonize — (Amer.) car·bon·ize || kÉ‘rbÉ™naɪz / kɑːb v. convert to carbon; combine with carbon; become carbonized (also carbonise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carbonize — (also carbonise) ► VERB ▪ convert into carbon, by heating or burning. DERIVATIVES carbonization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • carbonize — [kär′bə nīz΄] vt. carbonized, carbonizing 1. to change into carbon, as by partial burning 2. to treat, cover, or combine with carbon vi. to become carbonized carbonization n …   English World dictionary

  • carbonize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1806 transitive verb 1. to convert into carbon or a carbonic residue 2. carburize 1 intransitive verb to become carbonized ; char …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carbonize — carbonizable, adj. carbonizer, n. /kahr beuh nuyz /, v., carbonized, carbonizing. v.t. 1. to char (organic matter) until it forms carbon. 2. to coat or enrich with carbon. v.i. 3. to become carbonized. Also, esp. Brit., carbonise. [1800 10;… …   Universalium

  • carbonize — verb a) To turn something to carbon, especially by heating it; to scorch or blacken. b) To react something with carbon. See Also: carbonization …   Wiktionary

  • carbonize — car·bon·ize or Brit car·bon·ise kär bə .nīz vb, ized or Brit ised; iz·ing or Brit is·ing vt to convert into carbon or a carbonic residue vi to become carbonized or charred car·bon·iza·tion or Brit car·bon·isa·tion .kär bə nə zā shən n * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • carbonize — car|bon|ize also ise BrE [ˈka:bənaız US ˈka:r ] v [I and T] to change or make something change into ↑carbon by burning it without air >carbonized adj >carbonization [ˌka:bənaıˈzeıʃən US ˌka:rbənə ] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • carbonize — or carbonise verb convert into carbon, by heating or burning. Derivatives carbonization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • carbonize — v. a. Convert into carbon …   New dictionary of synonyms

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