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carbonize

[ kahr-buh-nahyz ]
/ 藞k蓱r b蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), car路bon路ized, car路bon路iz路ing.
to char (organic matter) until it forms carbon.
to coat or enrich with carbon.
verb (used without object), car路bon路ized, car路bon路iz路ing.
to become carbonized.
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Also especially British, car路bon路ise .

Origin of carbonize

First recorded in 1800鈥10; carbon + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM carbonize

car路bon路iz路a路ble, adjectivecar路bon路iz路er, nounun路car路bon路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for carbonize

carbonize

carbonise

/ (藞k蓱藧b蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
to turn or be turned into carbon as a result of heating, fossilization, chemical treatment, etc
(tr) to enrich or coat (a substance) with carbon
(intr) to react or unite with carbon
Also (for senses 2, 3): carburize

Derived forms of carbonize

carbonization or carbonisation, nouncarbonizer or carboniser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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