Definition of carbonatation in US English:

carbonatation

noun

  • In industrial processes: the reaction of lime and carbon dioxide to form calcium carbonate; specifically (in beet sugar manufacture) the addition of calcium hydroxide followed by carbon dioxide to the raw sugar solution in order to remove impurities in a precipitate of calcium carbonate.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From either carbonate or carbonate + -ation, perhaps after French carbonatation.

Pronunciation

carbonatation

/ˌkɑːbənəˈteɪʃn/