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Definition of carburize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

carburize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbjəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbjəraɪz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbəraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they carburize
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbjəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbjəraɪz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbəraɪz//
 
he / she / it carburizes
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbjəraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbjəraɪzɪz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbəraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbəraɪzɪz//
 
past simple carburized
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbjəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbjəraɪzd//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbəraɪzd//
 
past participle carburized
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbjəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbjəraɪzd//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbəraɪzd//
 
-ing form carburizing
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbjəraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbjəraɪzɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbəraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbəraɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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carburize something (specialist) to add carbon to iron or steel in order to make the surface harder Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French carbure ‘carbide’ + -ize.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carburize