transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
- to change into carbon, as by partial burning
- to treat, cover, or combine with carbon
to become carbonized
transitive verbcar·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.
(third-person singular simple present carbonizes, present participle carbonizing, simple past and past participle carbonized)