Carburet meaning

kär'bə-rāt', -rĕt', -byə-
To combine or mix (a gas, for example) with volatile hydrocarbons, so as to increase available fuel energy.
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To carburize.
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A carbide.

Carburet of sulfur.

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To combine chemically with carbon.
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To mix or charge (a gas or air) with volatile compounds of carbon in order to increase the potential heat energy.
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To react with carbon.
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To mix (air) with hydrocarbons, especially with petroleum, as in an internal combustion engine.
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(chemistry, dated) A carbide.
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Origin of carburet

  • From carburet carbide from French carbure from Latin carbō carbon carbon
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition