adjective Date: 1791 1. relating to, containing, or composed of carbon 2. rich in carbon

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  • Carbonaceous — is the defining attribute of a substance rich in carbon. Particularly, carbonaceous hydrocarbons are very unsaturated, high molecular weight hydrocarbons, having an elevated carbon:hydrogen ratio. See also *Carbonaceous chondrite *Carbonaceous… …   Wikipedia

  • Carbonaceous — Car bo*na ceous, a. Pertaining to, containing, or composed of, carbon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carbonaceous — [kär΄bə nā′shəs] adj. of, consisting of, or containing carbon …   English World dictionary

  • carbonaceous — carbon ► NOUN ▪ a non metallic chemical element which has two main forms (diamond and graphite), occurs in impure form in charcoal, soot, and coal, and is present in all organic compounds. DERIVATIVES carbonaceous adjective. ORIGIN Latin carbo… …   English terms dictionary

  • carbonaceous — /kahr beuh nay sheuhs/, adj. of, like, or containing carbon. [1785 95; CARBON + ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • carbonaceous — adjective of, relating to, rich in, or yielding carbon …   Wiktionary

  • carbonaceous — car·bo·na·ceous || ‚kɑːbəʊ neɪʃəs adj. containing carbon, like carbon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carbonaceous — car·bo·na·ceous …   English syllables

  • carbonaceous — car•bo•na•ceous [[t]ˌkɑr bəˈneɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. chem. of, like, or containing carbon • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • carbonaceous — /kabəˈneɪʃəs/ (say kahbuh nayshuhs) adjective of, like, or containing carbon …   Australian English dictionary

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