Hardness: Although a naturally durable material, bamboo's hardness can be compromised by certain treatments, such as carbonization.
This class of burner forms a basis on which all the later constructions of burner have been founded, but had the drawback that if the flame was turned low, insufficient air to prevent carbonization of the burner tips was drawn in, owing to the reduced flow of gas.
Sugar charcoal is obtained by the carbonization of sugar.
A volatile product of offensive odour obtained in the carbonization of bones for the manufacture of animal charcoal.
One of the most striking alterations of cell-walls is that termed carbonization, in which the substance gradually turns black, hard and brittle, as if charred - e.g.