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Meaning of GRAPHITE

Pronunciation:  'grafIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
 

GRAPHITE is a 8 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: black lead, plumbago
 
 See Also: atomic number 6, C, carbon, lead, pencil lead

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Graph"ite\, n. [Gr. gra`fein to write: cf. F.
graphite. See {Graphic}.] (Min.)
Native carbon in hexagonal crystals, also foliated or
granular massive, of black color and metallic luster, and so
soft as to leave a trace on paper. It is used for pencils
(improperly called lead pencils), for crucibles, and as a
lubricator, etc. Often called plumbago or black lead.

{Graphite battery} (Elec.), a voltaic battery consisting of
   zinc and carbon in sulphuric acid, or other exciting
   liquid.

 

 

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