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Graphite

Graphite

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noun


(1)   Used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
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Etymology


From German Graphit (A.G.Werner 1789), from Ancient Greek ‘I write’.

Noun



  1. An allotrope of carbon consisting of planes of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal arrays with the planes stacked loosely. Used as a dry lubricant, and in lead pencils. Is edible.
  2. A composite plastic made with graphite fibers noted for light weight strength and stiffness.
  3. A grey colour.