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verb (used with object), cal·o·rized, cal·o·riz·ing.
  1. to alloy (carbon steel or alloy steel) by impregnation with aluminum.
Also especially British, cal·o·rise.

Origin of calorize

< Latin calor heat + -ize
Related formscal·o·riz·er, nounde·cal·o·rize, verb (used with object), de·cal·o·rized, de·cal·o·riz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for calorize


  1. (tr) to coat (a ferrous metal) by spraying with aluminium powder and then heating
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