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Carborundum

[ kahr-buh-ruhn-duhm ]
/ ˌkɑr bəˈrʌn dəm /
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Trademark.
any of various abrasives or refractories of silicon carbide, fused alumina, and other materials.
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British Dictionary definitions for Carborundum

Carborundum
/ (ˌkɑːbəˈrʌndəm) /

noun
trademark
  1. any of various abrasive materials, esp one consisting of silicon carbide
  2. (as modifier)a Carborundum wheel
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