Carburet
Carburet Car"bu*ret, n. [From {Carbon}.] (Chem.) A carbide. See {Carbide} [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

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  • Carburet — Car bu*ret, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carbureted} or {Carburetted} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Carbureting} or {Carburetting}.] To combine or to impregnate with carbon, as by passing through or over a liquid hydrocarbon; to carbonize or carburize. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carburet — [kär′byo͞o rāt΄, kär′byo͞oret΄; kär′bərāt, kär′bəret΄] vt. carbureted or carburetted, carbureting or carburetting [ CARB(O) + URET] 1. to combine chemically with carbon 2. to mix or charge (a gas or air) with volatile compounds of carbon in order …   English World dictionary

  • carburet — Carbide Car bide, n. [Carbon + ide.] (Chem.) A binary compound of carbon with some other element or radical, in which the carbon plays the part of a negative; formerly termed {carburet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carburet — /kahr beuh rayt , byeuh , byeuh ret /, v.t., carbureted, carbureting or (esp. Brit.) carburetted, carburetting. to combine or mix with carbon or hydrocarbons. [1865 70; CARB + URET] * * * …   Universalium

  • carburet — verb a) to react with carbon One jet is constantly open and exposed to the suction of the incoming air and suffices to furnish the gasoline required properly to carburate the air entering at small and moderate gas demands. b) to mix (air) with… …   Wiktionary

  • carburet — 1. Archaic term for carbide. 2. To combine with carbon. 3. To enrich a gas with volatile hydrocarbons, as in a carburetor …   Medical dictionary

  • carburet — car·bu·ret || kɑːbjÊŠret v. create a carbon compound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carburet — car·bu·ret …   English syllables

  • carburet — car•bu•ret [[t]ˈkɑr bəˌreɪt, ˌrɛt, byə [/t]] v. t. ret•ed, ret•ing ret•ted, ret•ting chem. to combine or mix with carbon or hydrocarbons • Etymology: 1865–70; carb(on)+ uret < NL uretum chemical suffix, identical in sense with ide …   From formal English to slang

  • carburet — /ˈkabjərɛt/ (say kahbyuhret) verb (t) (carburetted or, US, carbureted, carburetting or, US, carbureting) to combine or mix with carbon or hydrocarbons. {carb + uret} …   Australian English dictionary

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