Definition of carbonite
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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