[ree-kahr-buh-rahyz, -byuh-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. recapitulate,
  2. recapitulation,
  3. recapitulation theory,
  4. recaption,
  5. recapture,
  6. recast,
  7. recce,
  8. recco,
  9. reccy,
  10. recd

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

Origin of recarburize

First recorded in 1925–30; re- + carburize

Related formsre·car·bu·ri·za·tion, nounre·car·bu·riz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019