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- another term for vulcanite
- ‘All flutes, for example, whether they are made of glass, ivory, ebonite, or metal, or whether they have a duct, are classified as 421.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: from ebony + -ite.
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