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Definition of "carbonization" [car•bon•i•za•tion]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carbonization" in a sentence
  • "Coke is simply a highly sweetened drink that tastes of rusty nails the moment its fierce carbonization falls away."
  • "This means I will learn to place these dishes on the table dishes properly dark brown on the exterior (which means no carbonization), and properly done on the interior (which means tender and juicy)."
  • "Anda of UBS Securities, who says EPA regulations "may hurt today's economy, but not materially because de-carbonization will come gradually over decades, new energy technologies tend to be more domestic and labor-intensive, and U.S. investment in long-lived plant and equipment is already stymied by policy uncertainty.""