carbide

noun
car·​bide | \ˈkär-ˌbīd \

Definition of carbide 

1 : a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element especially : calcium carbide

2 : a very hard material made of carbon and one or more heavy metals

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The molten mixture filled the pores, and the zirconium reacted with the tungsten carbide, replacing the tungsten. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "New material could up efficiency of concentrated solar power," 19 Oct. 2018 Gogotsi’s group is working on another promising material, called transition-metal carbides. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Supercapacitors power the Note 9 stylus — but are they ready to replace batteries?," 17 Aug. 2018 The timepiece comes in sapphire crystal dial cover with a sapphire case back, a polished titanium case, and black titanium, carbide-coated bracelet. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Best Non-Car Stuff To Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce," 6 Apr. 2018 The timepiece comes in sapphire crystal dial cover with a sapphire case back, a polished titanium case, and black titanium, carbide-coated bracelet. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Best Non-Car Stuff To Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce," 6 Apr. 2018 The timepiece comes in sapphire crystal dial cover with a sapphire case back, a polished titanium case, and black titanium, carbide-coated bracelet. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Best Non-Car Stuff To Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce," 6 Apr. 2018 The timepiece comes in sapphire crystal dial cover with a sapphire case back, a polished titanium case, and black titanium, carbide-coated bracelet. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Best Non-Car Stuff To Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce," 6 Apr. 2018 The timepiece comes in sapphire crystal dial cover with a sapphire case back, a polished titanium case, and black titanium, carbide-coated bracelet. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Best Non-Car Stuff To Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce," 6 Apr. 2018 The timepiece comes in sapphire crystal dial cover with a sapphire case back, a polished titanium case, and black titanium, carbide-coated bracelet. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Best Non-Car Stuff To Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of carbide

circa 1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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carbide

noun
car·​bide | \ˈkär-ˌbīd \

Medical Definition of carbide 

: a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element

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