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Meaning of CARBORUNDUM

Pronunciation:  `kârbu'rundum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (trade mark) an abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals
 

CARBORUNDUM is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: abradant, abrasive, abrasive material

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Car`bo*run"dum\, [Carbon + corundum.]
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.

 

 

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