carbonize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to lessen or convert a carbon-containing material to carbon, as by limited burning.
    • To coat or combine with carbon.
    • to transform (an animal or vegetable substance) into a residue of carbon by the activity of fire or some corrosive agent; to char.
    • To impregnate or combine with carbon, like in making steel by cementation.
  • verb:
    • To turn some thing to carbon, specifically by warming it; to scorch or blacken.
    • To react something with carbon.
    • become carbon, as by burning
    • unite with carbon
  • others:
    • to transform into carbon by burning or even the activity of fire, or by other natural procedures.
    • to pay for with carbon (by means of charcoal or lampblack).
    • To carburize.
    • In addition spelled carbonise.
    • To destroy (the vegetable matter combined with wool or any other animal fibers) by chemical means (as a dilute answer of sulphuric or hydrochloric acid) and temperature (210° F.).

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