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carbonization

[kahr-buh-nuh-zey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. formation of carbon from organic matter.
  2. coal distillation, as in coke ovens.
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Origin of carbonization

First recorded in 1795–1805; carbonize + -ation
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Historical Examples

  • There are two distinct states of carbonization in illuminating gas.

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    Frederick C. Bakewell

  • When carbonization was complete the coke could be removed as a whole by extracting this cage.

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    M. Luckiesh

  • Although these mantles emitted a brilliant light for a few hours, their light-emissivity was destroyed by carbonization.

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    M. Luckiesh

  • The gas generated escaped by the shutters, and in two hours carbonization was complete.

  • As we have said, there is a double series of chambers for carbonization, drying, and work generally.