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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process of carbonizing.
  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act or process of carbonizing.

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

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

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