MEANING: verb tr., intr.: 1. To reduce or remove carbon emissions by curtailing the use of fossil fuels.
verb tr.: 2. To remove carbon deposits from something, such as an internal combustion engine.

ETYMOLOGY: Earlier to decarbonize was to reduce the content of carbon in metals, such as crude iron. From de- (off, away) + carbon, from Latin carbon (charcoal). Earliest documented use: 1876.

DE-GARBONIZE - remove the chickpeas

DE-CARBORIZE - retrofit an engine with fuel injectors

DE-CARTONIZE - remove from their paper boxes