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recarburize

[ ree-kahr-buh-rahyz, -byuh- ]
/ riˈkɑr bəˌraɪz, -byə- /
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verb (used with object), re·car·bu·rized, re·car·bu·riz·ing.Metallurgy.

to add carbon to (steel), as in an open-hearth furnace, as by adding pig iron.

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Also especially British, re·car·bu·rise .

Origin of recarburize

First recorded in 1925–30; re- + carburize

OTHER WORDS FROM recarburize

re·car·bu·ri·za·tion, nounre·car·bu·riz·er, noun
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