carburize
transitive verb (-rized; -rizing) Etymology: obsolete carburet carbide Date: 1864 to combine or impregnate (as metal) with carbon • carburization noun

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  • Carburize — Car bu*rize (k[aum]r b[ u]*r[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carburized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carburizing}.] (Chem.) To combine with carbon or a carbon compound; said esp. of a process for conferring a higher degree of illuminating power on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carburize — (Amer.) car·bu·rize || kɑːbjÊŠraɪz v. (Chemistry) unite with carbon; carburet, create a compound including a carbon (also carburise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carburize — [kär′byo͞o rīz΄, kär′bərīz΄] vt. carburized, carburizing [< Fr carbure, carbide, hydrocarbon + IZE] 1. CARBURET (sense 2) 2. to treat or combine with carbon; esp., to treat (iron) by heating in contact with carbon in making case hardened steel …   English World dictionary

  • carburize — verb unite with carbon carburize metal • Syn: ↑carbonize, ↑carbonise, ↑carburise • Derivationally related forms: ↑carbon (for: ↑carburise), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carburize — carburization, n. carburizer, n. /kahr beuh ruyz , byeuh /, v.t., carburized, carburizing. 1. to cause to unite with carbon. 2. to carburet. Also, esp. Brit., carburise. [1880 90; CARBUR(ET) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • carburize — verb a) To treat or react with carbon b) To carbonize …   Wiktionary

  • carburize — or carburise kα:bjʊrʌɪz, bə verb add carbon to the surface of (iron or steel) by heating with carbon. Derivatives carburization noun Origin C19: from Fr. carbure carbide + ize …   English new terms dictionary

  • carburize — car·bu·rize …   English syllables

  • carburize — car•bu•rize [[t]ˈkɑr bəˌraɪz, byə [/t]] v. t. rized, riz•ing 1) chem. to cause to unite with carbon 2) chem. carburet • Etymology: 1880–90 car bu•ri•za′tion, n. car′bu•riz er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Carburized — Carburize Car bu*rize (k[aum]r b[ u]*r[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carburized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carburizing}.] (Chem.) To combine with carbon or a carbon compound; said esp. of a process for conferring a higher degree of illuminating power on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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