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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Graphite \Graph"ite\, noun [Gr. gra'fein to write: cf. F. graphite. See {Graphic}.] (Min.) Native carbon in hexagonal crystals, also foliated or granular massive, of black color and metallic luster, and so soft as to leave a trace on paper. It is used for pencils (improperly called lead pencils), for crucibles, and as a lubricator, etc. Often called {plumbago} or {black lead}.

{Graphite battery} (Elec.), a voltaic battery consisting of zinc and carbon in sulphuric acid, or other exciting liquid.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

graphite

noun

1: used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors [syn: {graphite}, {black lead}, {plumbago}]


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