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decarburize

[dee-kahr-buh-rahyz, -byuh-]
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verb (used with object), de·car·bu·rized, de·car·bu·riz·ing.
  1. to remove carbon from (molten steel, automobile cylinders, etc.).
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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

verb
  1. another word for decarbonize
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Derived Formsdecarburization, decarburisation or decarburation, noun
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