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graph·ite

graphite

 
pronunciation:
grae faIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a soft black or gray form of carbon. It is the writing material in pencils, and it has many uses in industry.
derivation: graphitic (adj.)
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The word graphite contains the following parts:
-ite3 Latin and Greek noun-forming suffix that means mineral or fossil
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