from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To combine or mix (a gas, for example) with volatile hydrocarbons, so as to increase available fuel energy.
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- v. to react with carbon
- v. to mix (air) with hydrocarbons, especially with petroleum, as in an internal combustion engine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A carbide. See carbide
- transitive v. To combine or to impregnate with carbon, as by passing through or over a liquid hydrocarbon; to carbonize or carburize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as carburize.
- n. Same as carbide.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. combine with carbon
It has been proposed to carburet and enrich poor coal gas by admixture with it of an oxy-oil gas made under Tatham's patents, in which crude oils are cracked at a comparatively low temperature, and are there mixed with from 12 to 24 per cent. of oxygen gas.
The substance misnamed "black-lead" contains no lead and is a carburet of iron, being composed of carbon and iron.
Now under particular circumstances of action may we not admit the generation of carburet of azote or cyanogen, and if so, as it readily unites with hydrogen, may it not be the miasma which produces malignant bilious fevers, since it is known that hydrocyanic acid is destructive to animal life and a most virulent poison? ...
Iron is very widely diffused in the various forms of its ores, oxide, carburet, sulphuret, etc., and by these the geologist is enabled to discover the various changes that have taken place by the agency of chemical affinity for many thousands of ages.
It is a pure carburet of iron, and might be expected in the vicinity of such iron ores as are found there; and wherever found it is very valuable.
In the Heath process, carburet of manganese is employed to aid the conversion of iron into steel, while it also confers on the metal the property of welding and working more soundly under the hammer -- a fact discovered by Mr. Heath while residing in India.
They are no doubt coloured by a carburet of hydrogen.
From these facts we are inclined to admit that it is not exclusively by the influence of the solar rays that this carburet of hydrogen is formed in the organs of plants, the presence of which makes the parenchyma appear of
The resinous and aromatic smell which filled the hut, seemed to indicate that this coloration is the effect of the decomposition of a carburet of hydrogen, and that the carbon appears in proportion as the hydrogen burns at a low heat.
From these facts we are inclined to admit that it is not exclusively by the influence of the solar rays that this carburet of hydrogen is formed in the organs of plants, the presence of which makes the parenchyma appear of a lighter or darker green, according as the carbon predominates in the mixture.