car·​bon·​i·​za·​tion ˌkär-bə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce carbonization (audio)
: the process of carbonizing

Examples of carbonization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The de-carbonization project resulted in the hotel showing a lower emissions footprint by 87% compared to before. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2023 Leave about an inch of room at the top to make room for carbonization and grain growth. Paloma Quevedo, Bon Appétit, 9 Dec. 2020 Expanding on these commitments to technology-specific clean-energy innovation should form the backbone of a Republican vision of de-carbonization. Alex Trembath, National Review, 13 Feb. 2020 The development of renewables worldwide should enable such de-carbonization. Carine Sebi, Quartz, 27 Aug. 2019 The carbonization of the wood comes from slowly choking the logs at a constant temperature, keeping most of the oxygen out. Alvaro Barrientos, Fox News, 13 Sep. 2018 The ash covering each square is from the carbonization of bones used at Blue Hill for making stock. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 2 July 2018 The main crux of her research, however, was the changes that plant tissue underwent during the carbonization process in which plant matter becomes coal. Leila McNeill, Smithsonian, 21 Dec. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carbonization was in 1799

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“Carbonization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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