Definition of carbon black in English:

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carbon black

Pronunciation: /ˈkärbən ˌblak/


A fine carbon powder used as a pigment, made by burning hydrocarbons in insufficient air.
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  • It includes a small amount of carbon black, a fine soot, to block radiation from heating and softening the inside of the material.
  • Similar effects have been shown following inhalation of ultrafine but not fine carbon black.
  • The palette for fresco painting is traditionally restricted to earths, lime white, carbon black, ultramarine, and glass.

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Syllabification: car·bon black

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