Sub|car|bon|if|er|ous

Sub|car|bon|if|er|ous «SUHB kahr buh NIHF uhr uhs», adjective, noun. Geology.
–adj.
of or having to do with a geological period or a system of rocks of the earlier or lower portion of the Carboniferous period or system; Mississippian.
–n.
the Subcarboniferous period or system.

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  • car´bon|iz´er — car|bon|ize «KAHR buh nyz», transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. 1. to change into carbon by burning; char: »Pakistan s coal, because of its high content of volatile matter and non coking properties, is to be carbonized in a low temperature… …   Useful english dictionary

  • car´bon|i|za´tion — car|bon|ize «KAHR buh nyz», transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. 1. to change into carbon by burning; char: »Pakistan s coal, because of its high content of volatile matter and non coking properties, is to be carbonized in a low temperature… …   Useful english dictionary

  • car´bon|iz´a|ble — car|bon|ize «KAHR buh nyz», transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. 1. to change into carbon by burning; char: »Pakistan s coal, because of its high content of volatile matter and non coking properties, is to be carbonized in a low temperature… …   Useful english dictionary

  • car|bon|ize — «KAHR buh nyz», transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. 1. to change into carbon by burning; char: »Pakistan s coal, because of its high content of volatile matter and non coking properties, is to be carbonized in a low temperature carbonization plant… …   Useful english dictionary

  • car´bon|a´tion — car|bon|ate «noun. KAHR buh nayt, niht; verb. KAHR buh nayt», noun, verb, at|ed, at|ing. –n. a salt or ester of carbonic acid, which contains the bivalent group CO3, such as calcium carbonate, CaCO3. –v.t. 1. a) to charge or saturate with carbon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • car|bon|ate — «noun. KAHR buh nayt, niht; verb. KAHR buh nayt», noun, verb, at|ed, at|ing. –n. a salt or ester of carbonic acid, which contains the bivalent group CO3, such as calcium carbonate, CaCO3. –v.t. 1. a) to charge or saturate with carbon dioxide.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • car´bon|less — car|bon «KAHR buhn», noun. 1. a very common chemical element which occurs in combination with other elements in all plants and animals. Diamonds and graphite are pure carbon in the form of crystals; coal and charcoal are mostly carbon in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • car|bon — «KAHR buhn», noun. 1. a very common chemical element which occurs in combination with other elements in all plants and animals. Diamonds and graphite are pure carbon in the form of crystals; coal and charcoal are mostly carbon in uncrystallized… …   Useful english dictionary

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