What is another word for carbonize?

Pronunciation: [kˈɑːbənˌa͡ɪz] (IPA)

Carbonize is a word that refers to the process of converting organic matter into carbon through heating in the absence of air. Some of the synonyms for carbonize include char, blacken, burn, scorch, incinerate, and ignite. Each of these words relates to a slightly different process of heating and burning, but all share the common thread of transforming matter into carbon. Char typically refers to the process of heating wood or other organic matter until it becomes blackened and carbonized. Blacken and scorch refer to the process of burning something until it turns black or dark brown. Incinerate and ignite both refer to the process of burning something entirely, often for the purpose of disposal or destruction.

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What are the hypernyms for Carbonize?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Carbonize

Before we can utilize this agency for lighting purposes, we must make a machine which will produce a vacuum; we must make glass; we must learn to carbonize threads; and the art of blowing glass would be a necessary accomplishment."
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island"
Roger Thompson Finlay
He began to carbonize everything in nature that he could lay hands on.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions"
Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
He examined this, and then gave it to one of his assistants, telling him to cut it up and get out of it all the filaments he could, carbonize them, put them into lamps, and try them.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions"
Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin

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