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

     

    carbonize

     verb
    (British English also -ise)verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbənaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbənaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they carbonize
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbənaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbənaɪz//
     
    he / she / it carbonizes
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbənaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbənaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple carbonized
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbənaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbənaɪzd//
     
    past participle carbonized
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbənaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbənaɪzd//
     
    -ing form carbonizing
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbənaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbənaɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] carbonize (something) to become carbon, or to make something become carbon
  2. 2[transitive] carbonize something to cover something with carbon
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carbonize