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to cause to unite with carbon.
to carburet.
Historical Examples

Bessemer’s next difficulty was to carburize his pure iron, and thus to make it into steel.
Stories of Invention Edward E. Hale

another word for carbonize (sense 2), carbonize (sense 3)
(transitive) to increase the carbon content of (the surface of a low-carbon steel) so that the surface can be hardened by heat treatment


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