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tr.v. car·bu·rized, car·bu·riz·ing, car·bu·riz·es
1. To treat, combine, or impregnate with carbon, as when casehardening steel.
2. To carburet.
car′bu·ri·za′tion (-bər-ĭ-zā′shən, -byər-) n.
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carburize(ˈkɑːbjʊˌraɪz; -bə-) or
2. (Metallurgy) (tr) to increase the carbon content of (the surface of a low-carbon steel) so that the surface can be hardened by heat treatment
ˌcarburiˈzation, ˌcarburiˈsation n
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car•bu•rize(ˈkɑr bəˌraɪz, -byə-)
v.t. -rized, -riz•ing.
1. to cause to unite with carbon.
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Past participle: carburized
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|Verb||1.||carburize - unite with carbon; "carburize metal"|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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