noun car·bon·ite \ˈkärbəˌnīt\

Definition of carbonite



  1. 1 :  a blasting explosive varying greatly in formula but containing among its ingredients a carbonaceous substance (as oak bark), a nitrate, and now usually nitroglycerin

  2. 2 [1carbon + -ite] :  a natural coke usually resulting from contact of coal deposits with igneous rock intrusions

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Origin and Etymology of carbonite

International Scientific Vocabulary 1carbon + -ite; originally formed as German karbonit

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