verb (used with object), graph·i·tized, graph·i·tiz·ing.

to convert into graphite.
to cover (the surface of an object) with graphite.

Also especially British, graph·i·tise.

Origin of graphitize

First recorded in 1895–1900; graphite + -ize
Related formsgraph·i·ti·za·tion, nounun·graph·i·tized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for graphitize



verb (tr)

to convert (a substance) into graphite, usually by heating
to coat or impregnate with graphite
Derived Formsgraphitization or graphitisation, noun
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