graphite


graph·ite

noun \ˈgraf-ˌīt\

Definition of GRAPHITE

: 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
gra·phit·ic \gra-ˈfit-ik\ adjective

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