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plural -s
: a compound with carbon and nitrogen


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transitive verb

: to treat (an iron alloy) by heating in a gaseous atmosphere of such composition that carbon and nitrogen are absorbed and then cooling in such a way as to produce case hardening

Word History



carb- + nitride

First Known Use


1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carbonitride was in 1894

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“Carbonitride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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