graphitize

[ graf-i-tahyz ]
/ ˈgræf ɪˌtaɪz /

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

to convert into graphite.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM graphitize

graph·i·ti·za·tion, nounun·graph·i·tized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for graphitize

graphitize

graphitise

/ (ˈɡræfɪˌtaɪz) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived forms of graphitize

graphitization or graphitisation, noun
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