Etymology
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carbonation (n.)

"act or process of causing combination with carbonic acid," 1869, from carbonic acid, an old name for carbon dioxide (q.v.), + -ation. Probably immediately from French carbonation (1856).

updated on October 09, 2017

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Definitions of carbonation from WordNet

carbonation (n.)
saturation with carbon dioxide (as soda water);
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