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saturation with carbon dioxide, as in making soda water.
reaction with carbon dioxide to remove lime, as in sugar refining.
absorption of or reaction with carbon dioxide
another word for carbonization See carbonization

1881, from carbonic acid, an old name for carbon dioxide (see carbonate (n.)) + -ation.


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