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  • adj. Of or relating to carbon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, carbon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to carbon, or obtained from it.
  • An engine which is moved by the expansive force of condensed carbonic acid.
  • a substance (CO) obtained by allowing carbonic acid to pass over red-hot fragments of charcoal, contained in a tube of iron and porcelain, and also by several other processes. It is a colorless, inodorous gas, a little lighter than air, has neither acid nor alkaline properties, is very poisonous, and burns with a pale-lavender flame. This substance is produced when a coal-fire burns with a smokeless flame, and the pale-lavender flame produced by its combustion may often be observed playing over such a fire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon

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