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recarburize

[ree-kahr-buh-rahyz, -byuh-]
verb (used with object), re·car·bu·rized, re·car·bu·riz·ing. Metallurgy.
  1. 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
Related formsre·car·bu·ri·za·tion, nounre·car·bu·riz·er, noun
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