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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: carbone, from Latin carbo 'burning coal, charcoal'

carbon

noun
     
Related topics: Daily Life, Elements
car‧bon
1 [uncountable]HCE a chemical substance that exists in a pure form as diamonds, graphite etc, or in an impure form as coal, petrol etc. It is a chemical element: symbol C
2BD [uncountable and countable] carbon paper
3 [countable]BD a carbon copy (1)

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