Definition of carbonization in US English:


(British carbonisation)


  • See carbonize

    • ‘Since argon is chemically inert, there is no tissue carbonization.’
    • ‘Without a strict control of hydrocarbons and water, mirror degradation as a result of carbonization, oxidation, or etching will occur.’
    • ‘The exterior walls of some historic buildings haven't been washed for several decades while the effects of corrosion and carbonization have taken their toll.’
    • ‘In the past, tissue damage was quantified macroscopically by visual effects such as tissue mass removal, carbonization and melting.’
    • ‘Perhaps even stranger, ARS researchers have found that ordinary poultry manure, when converted by carbonization into granules and powders, can mop up pollutants in water.’