noun car·bro \ˈkärˌbrō\
variants: or

carbro process

Definition of carbro



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of carbro

blend of carb- and bro- (in bromide)

First Known Use: 1919

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a brief usually trivial fact

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