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carburize

[ kahr-buh-rahyz, -byuh- ]
/ 藞k蓱r b蓹藢ra瑟z, -by蓹- /
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verb (used with object), car路bu路rized, car路bu路riz路ing.
to cause to unite with carbon.
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Also especially British, car路bu路rise .

Origin of carburize

First recorded in 1880鈥90; carbur(et) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM carburize

car路bu路ri路za路tion, nouncar路bu路riz路er, noun
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How to use carburize in a sentence

  • Bessemer's next difficulty was to carburize his pure iron, and thus to make it into steel.

    Stories of Invention|Edward E. Hale

British Dictionary definitions for carburize

carburize

carburise

/ (藞k蓱藧bj蕣藢ra瑟z, -b蓹-) /

verb
(tr) to increase the carbon content of (the surface of a low-carbon steel) so that the surface can be hardened by heat treatment

Derived forms of carburize

carburization or carburisation, noun
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