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Meaning of carbonize

car•bon•ize

Pronunciation: (kär'bu-nīz"), [key]
— v., -ized, -iz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to char (organic matter) until it forms carbon.
  2. to coat or enrich with carbon.
—v.i.
  1. to become carbonized.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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