To combine or mix (a gas, for example) with volatile hydrocarbons, so as to increase available fuel energy.
Carburet of sulfur.
To combine chemically with carbon.
To mix or charge (a gas or air) with volatile compounds of carbon in order to increase the potential heat energy.
Origin of carburet
- From carburet carbide from French carbure from Latin carbō carbon carbon
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition