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carbonize


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carbonize  \Car"bon*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Carbonized};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Carbonizing}.]  [Cf.  F.  carboniser.] 
  1.  To  convert  (an  animal  or  vegetable  substance)  into  a 
  residue  of  carbon  by  the  action  of  fire  or  some  corrosive 
  agent;  to  char. 
 
  2.  To  impregnate  or  combine  with  carbon,  as  in  making  steel 
  by  cementation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carbonize 
  v  1:  unite  with  carbon;  "carburize  metal"  [syn:  {carburize}] 
  2:  turn  into  carbon,  as  by  burning;  "carbonize  coal" 




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