carbro

noun
car·​bro | \ ˈkärˌbrō \
variants: or carbro process
plural -s

Definition of carbro

: a photographic process of making either a carbon transfer or color print from a developed silver image by soaking in a bichromate bleach solution a gelatin-coated tissue containing either carbon particles or color pigments and then placing the tissue in contact with a wet silver-bromide print, after which the unhardened parts of the gelatin are washed away leaving a carbon image that is then transferred to another support

First Known Use of carbro

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carbro

blend of carb- and bro- (in bromide)

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“Carbro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbro. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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