carbonization

[kahr-buh-nuh-zey-shuh n]
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noun

formation of carbon from organic matter.
coal distillation, as in coke ovens.

Nearby words

  1. carbonic anhydrase,
  2. carbonic-acid gas,
  3. carboniferous,
  4. carbonium,
  5. carbonium ion,
  6. carbonize,
  7. carbonless paper,
  8. carbonnade,
  9. carbonous,
  10. carbonyl

Origin of carbonization

First recorded in 1795–1805; carbonize + -ation

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