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cobalt

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noun co·balt \ˈkō-ˌbȯlt\

Simple Definition of cobalt

  • : a hard, shiny, silver-white metal that is often mixed with other metals

Full Definition of cobalt

  1. 1 :  a tough lustrous silver-white magnetic metallic element that is related to and occurs with iron and nickel and is used especially in alloys — see element table

  2. 2 :  cobalt blue 2

Origin of cobalt

German Kobalt, alteration of Kobold, literally, goblin, from Middle High German kobolt; from its occurrence in silver ore, believed to be due to goblins


First Known Use: 1683


COBALT Defined for Kids

cobalt

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noun co·balt \ˈkō-ˌbȯlt\

Definition of cobalt

  1. :  a tough shiny silvery white metallic chemical element found with iron and nickel




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cobalt

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noun co·balt \ˈkō-ˌbȯlt\

Medical Definition of cobalt

  1. :  a tough lustrous silver-white magnetic metallic element that is related to and occurs with iron and nickel and is used especially in alloys—symbol Co; see element table





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