Definition of decarburize in English:

decarburize

Syllabification: de·car·bu·rize
Pronunciation: /dēˈkärb(y)əˌrīz
 
/

verb

[with object] Metallurgy
  • Remove carbon from (iron or steel); decarbonize.
    More example sentences
    • His pressure tests burst the steel pipes in a week, revealing that the dense hydrogen had decarburized inner layers to a hard and brittle stuff.
    • This long heat treatment increases cost, limits rate of production and decarburizes the surface layer.
    • The degree to which a bar may be decarburized depends upon the chemical analysis of the steel.

Derivatives

decarburization

Pronunciation: /dēˌkärb(y)ərəˈzāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • The molybdenum steel is susceptible to decarburisation.
  • Laser and electron beam techniques also have been used for hardening selected areas on the surface of pearlitic and ferritic malleable iron castings that are free from decarburization.
  • To prevent scaling and surface decarburization during this stage of treatment, it is recommended that a nonoxidizing furnace temperature be maintained using a sealed furnace; a controlled atmosphere may be necessary.

Origin

mid 19th century: from de- (expressing removal) + carburize, on the pattern of French décarburer.

More definitions of decarburize

Definition of decarburize in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little