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Definitions of carborundum

  1. (trade mark) an abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A compound of carbon with sillicon; a very and hard substance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. 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.
  4. Carborundumcloth or paper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for carborundum

  1. Another young American enlisted into European service was Mr. E. G. Acheson, the inventor of carborundum who built a number of plants in Italy and France before he returned home. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. A building- block of cement, lime, sand, and carborundum with building- blocks or plastic compositions? – The Classification of Patents by United States Patent Office
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