Meaning of GRAPHITE in English
■ noun a grey, crystalline, electrically conducting form of carbon which is used as a solid lubricant, as pencil lead, and as a moderator in nuclear reactors.
graphitization or graphitisation noun
graphitize or graphitise verb
C18: from Ger. Graphit , from Gk graphein 'write' (because of its use in pencils).
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