[ dee-kahr-buh-nahyz ]
/ diˈkɑr bəˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), de·car·bon·ized, de·car·bon·iz·ing.
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Also especially British, de·car·bon·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM decarbonizede·car·bon·i·za·tion, nounde·car·bon·iz·er, noun
Words nearby decarbonize
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British Dictionary definitions for decarbonize
/ (diːˈkɑːbəˌnaɪz) /
(tr) to remove carbon from (the walls of the combustion chamber of an internal-combustion engine)Also: decoke, decarburize
Derived forms of decarbonizedecarbonization or decarbonisation, noundecarbonizer or decarboniser, noun
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