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  • v. Present participle of carbonize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Specifically, in the treatment of textile materials, the process by which wool and similar animal fibers are freed from vegetable matter such as cotton, burs, straw, etc.


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  • Dr. Helm says the most cost-effective way of "de-carbonizing" U.K. energy, at least in the short term, would be to switch from coal to cleaner-burning natural gas in power generation.

    Headwinds Buffet Green Energy Rush

  • Every year the economic transformation is delayed will increase its costs and the rate of low-carbon industrial growth required for de-carbonizing industry.

    William S. Becker: Road to Copenhagen - Part 3: Re-Tooling Industry

  • For this reason, steps towards de-carbonizing any of the G-20 countries will be expensive.

    Ben Carmichael: A Bad Economy Makes For A Bad Environment

  • The princess in a different Givenchy in each scene, Chaucer made accessible by brilliant acting and writing and by being called Jeffery and by appearing naked, the chick carbonizing steel and knocking, can you forget the name Thatcher? on his butt to test it, and the soundtrack.

    "Mr. Ledger magically and mysteriously disappears beneath the skin of his lean, sinewy character."

  • Attempts to meet the Millennium Development Goals relating to poverty, water and other fundamental issues may also fail without swift and sustained action towards de-carbonizing economies.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Preface

  • Yeah, builders should cut the number of installed outlets in half, causing homeowners to overload the existing circuits, burning down carbonizing the house. » The pained, it’s plain, look vainly at the mains

  • I could smell the meatloaf carbonizing on the burner, and the thought of eating it nearly made me sick.

    Bulletproof Girl

  • Simna started to cough, choking on the ashes from the carbonizing vegetation and the air that had begun to sear his lungs.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • Brilliant rainbow bursts exploded from the disk, searing the earth black where they struck, instantly carbonizing anything organic they came in contact with.

    Cyber Way

  • The colors in here-stone facing, flowers worn by guests, the strange chalices on the tables - carry an underbreath of blood spilled and turned black, of gentle carbonizing in the blank parts of the cities at four o'clock on Sunday afternoon ... it makes crisper the outlines of Tantivy's suit, rather a gigolo suit of unspeakably foreign cut, certainly nothing he ever would have thought of wearing ....

    Gravity's Rainbow


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  • Also, the process in which the strips of bamboo are boiled, bringing the natural sugars to the surface.

    June 23, 2015