transitive verb Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1825 to remove carbon from • decarbonizer noun

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  • Decarbonize — De*car bon*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decarbonized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decarbonizing}.] To deprive of carbon; as, to decarbonize steel; to decarbonize the blood. [1913 Webster] {Decarbonized iron}. See {Malleable iron}. {Decarbonized steel},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decarbonize — (Amer.) de·car·bon·ize || ‚diː kɑːbÉ™naɪz v. remove carbon from an engine (also decarbonise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decarbonize — (also decarbonise) ► VERB ▪ remove carbon deposits from (an engine) …   English terms dictionary

  • decarbonize — [dē kär′bənīz΄] vt. decarbonized, decarbonizing to remove carbon from decarbonization n …   English World dictionary

  • decarbonize — decarbonization, n. decarbonizer, n. /dee kahr beuh nuyz /, v.t., decarbonized, decarbonizing. decarburize. Also, esp. Brit., decarbonise. [1815 25; DE + CARBONIZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • decarbonize — verb To remove carbon from something, especially from an engine; to decoke …   Wiktionary

  • decarbonize — or decarbonise verb remove carbon or carbonaceous deposits from. Derivatives decarbonization noun decarbonizer noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • decarbonize — v. a. Deprive of carbon, free from carbon …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • decarbonize — de·carbonize …   English syllables

  • decarbonize — de•car•bon•ize [[t]diˈkɑr bəˌnaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing chem. decarburize • Etymology: 1815–25 de•car′bon•i•za′tion, n. de•car′bon•iz er, n …   From formal English to slang

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