from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To reduce or convert a carbon-containing substance to carbon, as by partial burning.
- transitive v. To coat or combine with carbon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To turn something to carbon, especially by heating it; to scorch or blacken.
- v. To react something with carbon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To convert (an animal or vegetable substance) into a residue of carbon by the action of fire or some corrosive agent; to char.
- transitive v. To impregnate or combine with carbon, as in making steel by cementation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To convert into carbon by combustion or the action of fire, or by other natural processes.
- To cover with carbon (in the form of charcoal or lampblack).
- To carburize.
- Also spelled carbonise.
- To destroy (the vegetable matter mixed with wool or other animal fibers) by chemical means (as a dilute solution of sulphuric or hydrochloric acid) and high temperature (210° F.).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. turn into carbon, as by burning
- v. unite with carbon
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