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

Origin of decarburize

First recorded in 1855–60; de- + carburize

Related forms

de·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 Forms

decarburization, decarburisation or decarburation, noun
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