Definition of Carbonize

1. Verb. Unite with carbon. "Carburize metal"

Exact synonyms: Carbonise, Carburise, Carburize
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Carbon, Carbon, Carbon, Carbon



2. Verb. Turn into carbon, as by burning. "Carbonize coal"
Exact synonyms: Carbonise
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Entails: Heat, Heat Up, Hot Up
Derivative terms: Carbon, Carbonisation, Carbon, Carbonic, Carbonization

Definition of Carbonize

1. v. t. To convert (an animal or vegetable substance) into a residue of carbon by the action of fire or some corrosive agent; to char.

Definition of Carbonize

1. Verb. To turn something to carbon, especially by heating it; to scorch or blacken. ¹

2. Verb. (chemistry) To react something with carbon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carbonize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carbonize

carbonise
carbonised
carbonite
carbonites
carbonitride
carbonitrided
carbonitriding
carbonitrile
carbonitriles
carbonium
carbonium ion
carbonium ions
carboniums
carbonization
carbonizations
carbonize (current term)
carbonized
carbonizes
carbonizing
carbonless
carbonlike
carbonmonoxy
carbonnade
carbonnade flamande
carbonnades
carbonometer
carbonometers
carbonometry
carbonous
carbons

Literary usage of Carbonize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Qualitative Chemical Analysis: A Guide in Qualitative Work, with Data for by Albert Benjamin Prescott, Otis Coe Johnson (1901)
"Citrates carbonize on ignition, with various empyreumatic products, and with final formation of carbonates. By fused potassium hydroxide, short of ignition, ..."

2. The Gasoline Automobile: Its Design and Construction by Peter Martin Heldt (1918)
"A—After forging or machining carbonize at between 1600* and 1750° F. (1650-1700° F. desired), cool slowly or quench, reheat to I450°-1500° F. and quench. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Certain hydrocarbons, eg, paraffin vapour and coal gas, will carbonize iron heated therein, and the manufacture of steel by cementation in the latter has ..."

4. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1846)
"That cold sulphuric acid does not readily carbonize it. 4. That cold concentrated sulphuric acid exposed in an open vessel, will not detect the presence of ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1886)
"So, to carbonize iron-ore, we must first melt it by blast-furnace practice, take the oxygen out and put carbon in. Now we may run this pig- iron, ..."

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