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carbide

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noun car·bide \ˈkär-ˌbīd\

Definition of carbide

  1. 1 :  a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element; especially :  calcium carbide

  2. 2 :  a very hard material made of carbon and one or more heavy metals



Origin of carbide

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1865


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carbide

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noun car·bide \ˈkär-ˌbīd\

Medical Definition of carbide

  1. :  a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element




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