carbonation

[ kahr-buh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɑr bəˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

saturation with carbon dioxide, as in making soda water.
reaction with carbon dioxide to remove lime, as in sugar refining.

Origin of carbonation

First recorded in 1650–60; carbonate + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for carbonation

carbonation

/ (ˌkɑːbəˈneɪʃən) /

noun

absorption of or reaction with carbon dioxide
another word for carbonizationSee carbonization
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Word Origin and History for carbonation

carbonation


n.

1881, from carbonic acid, an old name for carbon dioxide (see carbonate (n.)) + -ation.

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