Definition of carburization in US English:

carburization

(British carburisation)

noun

  • See carburize

    • ‘These various applications may demand resistance to aqueous corrosion mechanisms, such as general corrosion, localized attack, and SCC, or resistance to elevated temperature oxidation, sulfidation and carburization.’
    • ‘Simultaneous or subsequent carburisation leads to an additional increase in the ignition temperature.’
    • ‘To make inner layer ferromagnetic, more carburisation and hence longer period of service exposure is needed.’
    • ‘Heat treatment is often performed in controlled atmospheres to prevent surface scaling, or less commonly carburisation or decarburisation.’
    • ‘They can contain 35 to 85% Ni, but invariably contain greater than 15% Cr to form an adherent surface oxide to protect against oxidation and carburization at temperatures up to 1000 to 1200°C in air.’

Pronunciation

carburization

/ˌkärb(y)əˌrīˈzāSH(ə)n//ˌkɑrb(j)əˌraɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/