carbonize definition by Webster's New World
transitive verb carbonized, carbonizing
- to change into carbon, as by partial burning
- to treat, cover, or combine with carbon
to become carbonized
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- carbonization noun
carbonize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb car·bon·ized, car·bon·iz·ing, car·bon·iz·es
- To reduce or convert a carbon-containing substance to carbon, as by partial burning.
- To coat or combine with carbon.
- carˈbon·izˌer noun