Carbonizing
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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