Definition of carbonize in English:

carbonize

Syllabification: car·bon·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈkärbəˌnīz
 
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verb

[with object]
1Convert into carbon, typically by heating or burning, or during fossilization: the steak was carbonized on the outside
More example sentences
  • If you don't stir it, the porridge on the base of the pan will reach the high temperature of the hot plate and carbonise - ie burn!
  • When drilling a deep hole in timber, periodically clean the waste out of the flutes, otherwise it will carbonise, overheat the bit and burn the timber.
  • Ultraviolet radiation penetrates the coating and carbonizes the oils in the wood, causing the wood to darken beneath the varnish.
1.1 (usually as adjective carbonized) Coat with carbon.
More example sentences
  • The Japanese were particularly skilled at carbonizing the edge to make it extremely tough.
  • Carbon paper is thin tissue, which has been carbonized (carbon coated) with a hot melt application of a waxy base and pigment, usually black or blue.
  • The carbonized fibers are then "activated" through oxidation of a part of the carbon and the resulting formation of a highly porous structure.

Derivatives

carbonization

Pronunciation: /ˌkärbənəˈzāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • The exterior walls of some historic buildings haven't been washed for several decades while the effects of corrosion and carbonization have taken their toll.
  • Perhaps even stranger, ARS researchers have found that ordinary poultry manure, when converted by carbonization into granules and powders, can mop up pollutants in water.
  • Without a strict control of hydrocarbons and water, mirror degradation as a result of carbonization, oxidation, or etching will occur.

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