carbide

noun
car·​bide | \ ˈkär-ˌbīd How to pronounce carbide (audio) \

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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Now, there’s an in-between option: Porsche Surface Coated Brakes, which use iron rotors coated in a 0.1-mm layer of tungsten carbide. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The 2019 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 16 Apr. 2019 Start by using 600-grit wet/dry silicon-carbide sandpaper wrapped around a sanding block to sand smooth any big blobs of dried paint. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Safely Remove Paint," 25 Jan. 2019 By examining the structure and elemental composition, the researchers found that the lithium was not forming a lithium carbide, as expected. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "High-density lithium in graphene: An intriguing battery possibility," 29 Nov. 2018 However, the best tool is an oscillating multitool fitted with a carbide-grit grout-removal blade. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Clean Dirty Grout," 5 Dec. 2018 The key here is that the lithium is usually stored as a light and low-density lithium carbide. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "High-density lithium in graphene: An intriguing battery possibility," 29 Nov. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce carbide (audio) \

Medical Definition of carbide

: a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element

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