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Definition of the verb carbonize

What does carbonize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: carbonized | carbonizing | carbonizes

  1. unite with carbon
  2. turn into carbon, as by burning

Alternative definition of the verb carbonize


  1. To turn something to carbon, especially by heating it; to scorch or blacken.
  2. [chemistry] To react something with carbon.

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Google previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

carbonize Chemistry. to undergo or cause to undergo a process of carbonization (see above).

Google previewAppleton's Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Engine-work, and Engineering (1873)

The oven or D-shaped retorts are found to be the most advantageous, being made with a capacity to carbonize one cwL of coal every hour. They can be constructed either to be heated by coke ovens, or coke furnaces, or by the burning of tar ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Engineering (1906)

A Treatise on Boilers, Steam Engines, the Locomotive, Electricity, Machine Shop Practice, Air Brake Practice, Engineer's Catechism, Gas, Oil, Traction and Automobile Motors, Refrigeration by Calvin Franklin Swingle

All oils will carbonize at 500 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, but graphite is not affected by over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the approximate temperature of the burning gases in an explosive motor. The cylinder of these motors may attain ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2016)

by Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law

carbonize ( carburize) To change an organic compound into carbon by heating, or to coat something with carbon in this way. carbon monoxide A colourless odourless gas, CO, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources (2013)

by Chris K. Dyer, Patrick T. Moseley, Zempachi Ogumi, David A. J. Rand, Bruno Scrosati

Binder Carbon-izedcoak Carbonize Crush Carbonize Molding Activation Screening Granule product Activation Screening Activation Molding Crush Activation Activation Screening Crush Molded product Powderproduct Granuleproduct ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry (2009)

by John Daintith

carbonize continuously in the atmosphere as a result of cosmic-ray action. The 14C becomes incorporated into living organisms. After death of the organism the amount of radioactive carbon decreases exponentially by radioactive decay.

Google previewThe Acquisition of the Lexicon (1994)

by Lila R. Gleitman, Barbara Landau

caramelize, carbonize, crystallize, decentralize, demagnetize, depres- surize, destabilize, equalize, fossilize, gelatinize, glutenize, harmonize, ionize, magnetize, neutralize, oxidize, polarize, pulverize, regularize, stabilize, vaporize, .

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1898)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature ; New Maps and Many Original American Articles by Eminent Authors ; with New American Supplement

paraliin vapour and coal gas, will carbonize iron heated therein, and the manufacture of steel by cemeutation in the latter has been patented by Macintosh vide infra). Probably in these cases the carbon comes fromt ...

Google previewDrake's Electrical Dictionary ... (1915)

by Paul Emilius Lowe

Carbonize. — To convert into carbon by combustion, by the action of fire or concentrated acids on carbon- izable substances. Cardew Voltmeter. — A voltmeter which, by means of a long fine wire whose expansion, resulting from the passage ...

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