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1. carbon

noun. ['ˈkɑːrbən'] an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds.

Synonyms

  • fossil oil
  • limestone
  • crude
  • fullerene
  • crock
  • wood coal
  • carbon black
  • element
  • oil
  • chemical element
  • lampblack
  • plumbago
  • radiocarbon
  • crude oil
  • charcoal
  • activated carbon
  • atomic number 6
  • diamond
  • black lead
  • soot
  • activated charcoal
  • graphite
  • coal
  • C
  • char
  • smut
  • adamant
  • carbon 14
  • petroleum

Antonyms

  • analyzed
  • refined
  • clean
  • software

Etymology

  • carbo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Carbon

  • karban
  • farben
  • darbonne

How do you pronounce carbon?

Pronounce carbon as ˈkɑrbən.

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Sentences with carbon


1. Noun, singular or mass
Methanol is used by the plant's metabolism in the same way the plant uses carbon dioxide.

2. Verb, past participle
Include a statement at the end of the email about who you've carbon copied in the email.

Quotes about carbon


1. We have known since the 1800s that carbon dioxide traps heat in the atmosphere. The right amount keeps the climate conducive to human life.
- James Hansen

2. I'm interested in humor, and greeting cards just happen to be a perfect medium for my message. They're accessible to everyone, and thanks to all the advances that have been made by environmentally conscientious printers, I can get my message across while keeping my carbon footprint relatively small.
- Anne Taintor

3. Do not, under any circumstances, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth.
- Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

2. carbon-14_dating

noun. a chemical analysis used to determine the age of organic materials based on their content of the radioisotope carbon-14; believed to be reliable up to 40,000 years.

Synonyms

  • dating
  • geological dating
  • carbon dating

3. carbon

noun. ['ˈkɑːrbən'] a copy made with carbon paper.

Synonyms

  • carbon copy

Antonyms

  • conditional
  • late

Etymology

  • carbo (Latin)

4. carbon

noun. ['ˈkɑːrbən'] a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper.

Synonyms

  • carbon paper

Antonyms

  • curse
  • uncover

Etymology

  • carbo (Latin)
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