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decarbonize

[ dee-kahr-buh-nahyz ]
/ di藞k蓱r b蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路car路bon路ized, de路car路bon路iz路ing.
to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide or other carbon compounds emitted into the atmosphere by the activities of (a household, industry, country, etc.): Our expertise is in designing new ways to decarbonize our economy, using solar energy and renewable carbon to replace fossil fuels.
verb (used without object)
to reduce the carbon output of the activities of a household, industry, country, etc.: The world is not decarbonizing fast enough to reach global climate targets.
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Also especially British, de路car路bon路ise .

Origin of decarbonize

First recorded in 1815鈥25; de- + carbonize

OTHER WORDS FROM decarbonize

de路car路bon路i路za路tion [dee-kahr-buh-nahy-zey-shuhn], /di藢k蓱r b蓹 na瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounde路car路bon路iz路er, noun
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How to use decarbonize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for decarbonize

decarbonize

decarbonise

/ (di藧藞k蓱藧b蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to remove carbon from (the walls of the combustion chamber of an internal-combustion engine)Also: decoke, decarburize

Derived forms of decarbonize

decarbonization or decarbonisation, noundecarbonizer or decarboniser, noun
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