car·​bon·​less | \ ˈkär-bən-ləs How to pronounce carbonless (audio) \

Definition of carbonless

1 : being without carbon
2 : being or composed of paper that makes multiple copies without intervening layers of carbon paper carbonless forms

Examples of carbonless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The process was invented at 3M in 1965, after a chemist at the company developed a carbonless copy paper that used the technology, according to the website Mental Floss. Nestor Ramos,, "If Postal Service can roll out scratch-and-sniff stamps, maybe the MBTA should try it, too," 5 June 2018 PCBs had many uses in manufacturing, including the production of carbonless paper manufactured between 1954 and 1971. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "NCR agrees to spend $200 million on Fox River cleanup in settlement with state, federal officials," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of carbonless

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Carbonless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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