Definition of ebonite in English:

ebonite

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛbənʌɪt
 
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noun

  • another term for vulcanite.
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    • The first synthetic material to be used in flute-making was ebonite, also known as vulcanite.
    • Rotary furnaces can use any carbon source such as coal, coke, or ebonite as reducing agent, and they can use a variety of fuels, such as oil, coal, or gas.
    • All flutes, for example, whether they are made of glass, ivory, ebonite, or metal, or whether they have a duct, are classified as 421.

Origin

mid 19th century: from ebony + -ite1.

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