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

Derived forms: carbonized, carbonizes, carbonizing

Type of: change state, turn