carbonite etymology

English word carbonite comes from English carbon, English -ite

Detailed word origin of carbonite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
carbon English (eng) (countable) An atom of this element, in reference to a molecule containing it.. (countable, informal) A carbon copy.. (countable, informal) A sheet of carbon paper.. (ecology, uncountable) Carbon dioxide, in the context of global warming and climate change.. (uncountable) The chemical element (symbol C) with an atomic number of 6.. A carbon rod or pencil used in an arc lamp.. A fossil fuel [...]
-ite English (eng) Forming adjectives (biology) Used to form nouns denoting segments or components of the body or an organ of the body.. (chemistry) Used to form names of certain chemical compounds, especially salts or esters of acids whose name ends in -ous.. (chiefly, US) Used to form demonyms.. (sometimes, pejorative) Used to form nouns denoting followers or adherents of a specified person, idea, doctrine, [...]
carbonite English (eng) A naturally occurring carbonaceous material formed from coal, natural coke.. An explosive composed of nitrobenzene, saltpetre, sulfur, and kieselguhr.. An explosive manufactured from a variety of materials, including nitroglycerine, wood meal and nitrates.

Words with the same origin as carbonite

Descendants of carbon
Silicon Fen Silicon Glen Silicon Hills Silicon Prairie Silicon Valley Silicon Wadi Silicone Valley halon hydricity hydrogen hydrogode hydrolley hydrolox nahcolite natrophilite polysilicon silico-borocalcite silicoborate silicoflagellate silicon germanium silicon tetrafluoride sodian sodide sodium thucholite
Descendants of -ite
Heracleonite Jainite Odessite andesite aphrodite bauxite cavorite coltan cordite jeffersonite kambaldaite kryptonite magnetite meteorite muscovite nanite noonkanbahite orichalcum saliotite samsonite silicate socialite sodomite trilobite