carbonite

noun car·bon·ite \ ˈkärbəˌnīt \

Definition of carbonite

plural -s
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
[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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