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graphite

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noun graph·ite \ˈgra-ˌfīt\

Simple Definition of graphite

  • : a shiny black substance that is used in pencils

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of graphite

  1. 1 :  a soft black lustrous form of carbon that conducts electricity and is used in lead pencils and electrolytic anodes, as a lubricant, and as a moderator in nuclear reactors

  2. 2 :  a composite material in which carbon fibers are the reinforcing material

graphitic

play \gra-ˈfi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of graphite

German Graphit, from Greek graphein to write


First Known Use: 1796

Rhymes with graphite

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GRAPHITE Defined for Kids

graphite

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noun graph·ite \ˈgra-ˌfīt\

Definition of graphite for Students

  1. :  a soft black carbon used in making lead pencils and as a lubricant




Medical Dictionary

graphite

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noun graph·ite \ˈgraf-ˌīt\

Medical Definition of graphite

  1. :  carbon of a soft black lustrous form that conducts electricity and is used in lead pencils and electrolytic anodes, as a lubricant, and as a moderator in nuclear reactors—called also plumbago

graphitic

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