What does carburize mean?

carburize meaning in General Dictionary

to mix with carbon or a carbon element said esp of a process for conferring an increased amount of illuminating energy on combustible gases by mingling these with a vapor of volatile hydrocarbons

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  • unite with carbon
  • To combine with carbon or a carbon ingredient; -- said esp. of a procedure for conferring a greater degree of illuminating energy on combustible fumes by mingling them with a vapor of volatile hydrocarbons.

Sentence Examples with the word carburize

Moreover, the coals which deoxidized the iron would inevitably carburize some lumps of it, here so far as to turn it into the brittle and relatively useless cast iron, there only far enough to convert it into steel, strong and very useful even in its unhardened state.

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