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 Dictionary entry overview: What does calcium carbide mean? 

  The noun CALCIUM CARBIDE has 1 sense:

1. a grey salt of calcium (CaC) used in making acetylene

  Familiarity information: CALCIUM CARBIDE used as a noun is very rare.

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A grey salt of calcium (CaC) used in making acetylene

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Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("calcium carbide" is a kind of...):

binary compound (chemical compound composed of only two elements)

carbide (a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element)

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