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Verb: carbonise  'kaa(r)-bu,nIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: carbonize)
  1. (chemistry) unite with carbon
    "carbonise metal";
    - carbonize, carburize, carburise [Brit]
     
  2. Turn into carbon, as by burning
    "carbonise coal";
    - carbonize

Derived forms: carbonising, carbonises, carbonised

Type of: change state, turn