Meaning of CARBIDE in English

CARBIDE

/kahr"buyd, -bid/ , n.

1. a compound of carbon with a more electropositive element or group.

2. See calcium carbide .

3. a very hard mixture of sintered carbides of various heavy metals, esp. tungsten carbide, used for cutting edges and dies.

[ 1860-65; CARB- + -IDE ]

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