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Definitions of carborundum

  1. (trade mark) an abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. A beautiful crystalline compound, SiC, consisting of carbon and silicon in combination; carbon silicide. It is made by heating carbon and sand together in an electric furnace. The commercial article is dark-colored and iridescent. It is harder than emery, and is used as an abrasive. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A compound of carbon with sillicon; a very and hard substance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Carbide of silicon, SiC, a substance of extreme hardness used for polishing in place of emery. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. An artificial compound of carbon or silicon made in the electric furnace and used for abrasive purposes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Carborundumcloth or paper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A beautiful crystalline compound, silicon carbide (SiC), consisting of carbon and silicon in combination; also called carbon silicide. It is made by heating carbon and sand together in an electric furnace. The commercial article is dark-colored and iridescent. It is harder than emery, and is used as an abrasive. dictgcide_fs
  9. Compound of carbon& silicon used for polishing by abrasion. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  10. A compound of carbon and silicon (SiC), ranking next to the diamond in hardness; used in dentistry to polish and to wear down rough surfaces. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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