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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process of carbonizing.
  • n. The destructive distillation of bituminous coal, done in the absence of air in order to obtain coke and other fractions having a greater percentage of carbon than the original material.

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  • n. The act or process of carbonizing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of carbonizing.
  • n. the destructive distillation of coal (as in coke ovens).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The operation of converting wood or other organic substance into coal or charcoal.
  • n. Same as carburization.
  • n. Same as carbonation. Also spelled carbonisation.
  • n. In cytology, a method of reducing the cell-wall in plants by charring.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the destructive distillation of coal (as in coke ovens)

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