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graphitize

[graf-i-tahyz]
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verb (used with object), graph·i·tized, graph·i·tiz·ing.
  1. to convert into graphite.
  2. to cover (the surface of an object) with graphite.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for graphitize

graphitize

graphitise

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