Carbureting
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 Webster]

By carbureting the gas you may use poorer coal. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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

  • 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

  • Carbureted — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carburetted — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carburetting — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water gas — noun Date: 1851 a poisonous flammable gaseous mixture that consists chiefly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen with small amounts of methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen, is usually made by blowing air and then steam over red hot coke or coal, and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • carburetant — /kahr beuh rayt nt, ret , byeuh /, n. any substance for carbureting air or a gas. [CARBURET + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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

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