carburet


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car·bu·ret

 (kär′bə-rāt′, -rĕt′, -byə-)
tr.v. car·bu·ret·ed, car·bu·ret·ing, car·bu·rets or car·bu·ret·ted or car·bu·ret·ting
1. To combine or mix (a gas, for example) with volatile hydrocarbons, so as to increase available fuel energy.
2. To carburize.
n.
A carbide: carburet of sulfur.

[From carburet, carbide, from French carbure, from Latin carbō, carbon; see carbon.]

car·bu·re′tion n.

carburet

(ˈkɑːbjʊˌrɛt; ˌkɑːbjʊˈrɛt; -bə-)
vb, -rets, -retting or -retted, -rets, -reting or -reted
(Chemistry) (tr) to combine or mix (a gas) with carbon or carbon compounds
[C18: from carb(on) + -uret]

car•bu•ret

(ˈkɑr bəˌreɪt, -ˌrɛt, -byə-)

v.t. -ret•ed, -ret•ing -ret•ted, -ret•ting.
to combine or mix with carbon or hydrocarbons.
[1865–70; carb(on) + -uret < New Latin -uretum chemical suffix, identical in sense with -ide]

carburet


Past participle: carburetted
Gerund: carburetting

Imperative
carburet
carburet
Present
I carburet
you carburet
he/she/it carburets
we carburet
you carburet
they carburet
Preterite
I carburetted
you carburetted
he/she/it carburetted
we carburetted
you carburetted
they carburetted
Present Continuous
I am carburetting
you are carburetting
he/she/it is carburetting
we are carburetting
you are carburetting
they are carburetting
Present Perfect
I have carburetted
you have carburetted
he/she/it has carburetted
we have carburetted
you have carburetted
they have carburetted
Past Continuous
I was carburetting
you were carburetting
he/she/it was carburetting
we were carburetting
you were carburetting
they were carburetting
Past Perfect
I had carburetted
you had carburetted
he/she/it had carburetted
we had carburetted
you had carburetted
they had carburetted
Future
I will carburet
you will carburet
he/she/it will carburet
we will carburet
you will carburet
they will carburet
Future Perfect
I will have carburetted
you will have carburetted
he/she/it will have carburetted
we will have carburetted
you will have carburetted
they will have carburetted
Future Continuous
I will be carburetting
you will be carburetting
he/she/it will be carburetting
we will be carburetting
you will be carburetting
they will be carburetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been carburetting
you have been carburetting
he/she/it has been carburetting
we have been carburetting
you have been carburetting
they have been carburetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been carburetting
you will have been carburetting
he/she/it will have been carburetting
we will have been carburetting
you will have been carburetting
they will have been carburetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been carburetting
you had been carburetting
he/she/it had been carburetting
we had been carburetting
you had been carburetting
they had been carburetting
Conditional
I would carburet
you would carburet
he/she/it would carburet
we would carburet
you would carburet
they would carburet
Past Conditional
I would have carburetted
you would have carburetted
he/she/it would have carburetted
we would have carburetted
you would have carburetted
they would have carburetted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.carburet - combine with carbon
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
combine, compound - combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients"