saturation or reaction with carbon dioxide.
Historical Examples

The sirup, after passing through centrifugals, may be sent to second carbonatation tanks and mixed with juices being treated.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891 Various

About $60,000 of the appropriation was expended here in experiments in diffusion and carbonatation.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 633, February 18, 1888 Various


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