calcium carbide

noun

Definition of calcium carbide

: a usually dark gray crystalline compound CaC2 used especially for the generation of acetylene and for making calcium cyanamide

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Recent Examples on the Web According to the report, the spill involved calcium carbide. Brianna Kwasnik, Arkansas Online, 7 Dec. 2021 According to the New Taipei City's Cultural Affairs Department, the earliest documentation of the technique involving calcium carbide is from around a century ago, during a period when the island was ruled by the Japanese. CNN, 20 Sep. 2021 Water is pumped into a master chamber, and then siphoned into another, smaller chamber containing calcium carbide powder. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 11 Sep. 2019 The first of its kind, the vehicle is powered by a chemical reaction between water and calcium carbide. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 11 Sep. 2019 The incident occurred at Carbide Industries, a calcium carbide manufacturer in Lake Dreamland. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 16 Feb. 2018 The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. at Carbide Industries, a manufacturer of calcium carbide in Lake Dreamland. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, 15 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of calcium carbide

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Calcium carbide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcium%20carbide. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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