car·​bu·​rize | \ ˈkär-bə-ˌrīz How to pronounce carburize (audio) , -byə- \
carburized; carburizing

Definition of carburize

transitive verb

: to combine or impregnate (a metal) with carbon

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carburization \ ˌkär-​bə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce carburize (audio) , -​byə-​ \ noun

Examples of carburize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Good knife metal needs to be carburized with a carbon-rich material, quenched in liquid while still red hot, and married with a handle that's more comfortable to hold than raw metal is. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, 10 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of carburize

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carburize

obsolete carburet carbide

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The first known use of carburize was in 1868

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“Carburize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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