karburu 1comm. calcium carbide; used for ripening bananas and other fruits. [A commercial chemical used to pour on water to stun the fish, also used as fuel to burn in special lamps.] Hina-adanah karburu nan inpal-um nan balat. He placed calcium carbide on the bananas he was ripening. (sem. domains: 220.127.116.11 - Mineral.) 2trans. to place calcium carbide into or on something. Karburuwan yu nadan balat ta gagalan mal-um. Place calcium carbide on the bananas so that they will ripen faster. ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an. 5A Changing state of site by adding something. Language Of Borrowing: Tagalog.