decarburize

[ dee-kahr-buh-rahyz, -byuh- ]
/ diˈkɑr bəˌraɪz, -byə- /

verb (used with object), de·car·bu·rized, de·car·bu·riz·ing.

to remove carbon from (molten steel, automobile cylinders, etc.).

Nearby words

  1. decarbonize,
  2. decarbonylate,
  3. decarboxylase,
  4. decarboxylate,
  5. decarboxylation,
  6. decare,
  7. decastyle,
  8. decastylos,
  9. decasualize,
  10. decasyllabic

Also especially British, de·car·bu·rise.

Origin of decarburize

First recorded in 1855–60; de- + carburize

Related formsde·car·bu·ri·za·tion, de·car·bu·ra·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for decarburize

decarburize

decarburise

/ (diːˈkɑːbjʊˌraɪz) /

verb

another word for decarbonize
Derived Formsdecarburization, decarburisation or decarburation, noun

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