Part of speech: noun

A non metallic chemical element; pure charcoal.

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Usage examples "carbon":

  1. Very nearly one- half, by weight, of our common crops, when perfectly dry, consists of carbon. - "Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel", Samuel William Johnson.
  2. It is stated that the carbon has to be removed and revivified periodically. - "Chlorination of Water", Joseph Race.
  3. The animal, being unable to fix directly the carbon and nitrogen which are everywhere to be found, has to seek for its nourishment vegetables which have already fixed these elements, or animals which have taken them from the vegetable kingdom. - "Creative Evolution", Henri Bergson.