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[kahr-buh-reyt, -byuh-, -byuh-ret]
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verb (used with object), car·bu·ret·ed, car·bu·ret·ing or (especially British) car·bu·ret·ted, car·bu·ret·ting.
  1. to combine or mix with carbon or hydrocarbons.
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Origin of carburet

First recorded in 1865–70; carb- + -uret
Related formshy·per·car·bu·ret·ed, adjectiveun·car·bu·ret·ed, adjectiveun·car·bu·ret·ted, adjective
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verb -rets, -retting or -retted or US -rets, -reting or -reted
  1. (tr) to combine or mix (a gas) with carbon or carbon compounds
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Word Origin

C18: from carb (on) + -uret
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