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1. A binary compound consisting of carbon and a more electropositive element, especially calcium.
2. Any of various hard durable materials made of compacted binary compounds of carbon, especially those with silicon, boron, or a heavy metal, used as abrasives and in tools that cut metal.
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1. (Elements & Compounds) a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element. See also acetylide
2. (Elements & Compounds) See calcium carbide
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car•bide(ˈkɑr baɪd, -bɪd)
1. a compound of carbon with a more electropositive element or group.
3. a very hard mixture of sintered carbides of various heavy metals, esp. tungsten carbide, used for cutting edges and dies.
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A chemical compound consisting of carbon and a metal, such as calcium or tungsten. Many carbides are very hard and are used to make cutting tools and abrasives.
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Calcium carbide. When water drips on calcium carbide, acetylene gas is formed. The acetylene can then be used as fuel for lights.
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|Noun||1.||carbide - a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element|
calcium carbide - a grey salt of calcium (CaC) used in making acetylene
inorganic compound - any compound that does not contain carbon
silicon carbide - an extremely hard blue-black crystalline compound (SiC) used as an abrasive and a heat refractory material; crystals of silicon carbide can be used as semiconductors
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carbide[ˈkɑːbaɪd] N → carburo m
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n → Karbid nt
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