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Silicon carbide can withstand 2,000 degrees C—the temperature of the hoped-for hotter engines.
Silicon carbide fibers are strong along their length but can snap across their width under high pressure.
Bore on your marks using a hammer drill and a carbide-tip masonry bit sized to suit the plastic screw anchors.
BRAKES To slow down, mushers lower a drag pad with carbide metal studs that won't wear down in ice.
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Origin and Etymology of carbide
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1865See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of carbide
: a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element
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