[ kahr-buh-reyt, -byuh-, -byuh-ret ]
/ ˈkɑr bəˌreɪt, -byə-, -byəˌrɛt /
verb (used with object), car·bu·ret·ed, car·bu·ret·ing or (especially British) car·bu·ret·ted, car·bu·ret·ting.
to combine or mix with carbon or hydrocarbons.
Related formshy·per·car·bu·ret·ed, adjectiveun·car·bu·ret·ed, adjectiveun·car·bu·ret·ted, adjective
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Examples from the Web for carburet
Steel is a carburet of iron, and possesses some remarkable properties, by which it is distinguished from common iron.
Iron combined with a small portion of carbon; its chemical name is Carburet of Iron.
British Dictionary definitions for carburet
/ (ˈkɑːbjʊˌrɛt, ˌkɑːbjʊˈrɛt, -bə-) /
verb -rets, -retting or -retted or US -rets, -reting or -reted
(tr) to combine or mix (a gas) with carbon or carbon compounds
Word Origin for carburet
C18: from carb (on) + -uret
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