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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Soft native carbon used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors.

Usage examples (37)
  • The carbon balls are formed when graphite is evaporated in an inert atmosphere.
  • Liquid graphite is black, slick and somewhat messy, and will require a good cleaning prior to using the rifle.
  • One of the benefits of using graphite is that it keeps the silver from oxidizing, so bullets come out bright and shiny.
  • In bulk, it's called graphite, the stuff of pencil lead. for more
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  • "Graffiti" (wall drawings that are usually a defacement) artists rarely use "graphite" (a form of carbon used in pencils). Note: A "graphito" is a single wall drawing.
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