Definition of Ebonite

1. Noun. A hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber.




Definition of Ebonite

1. n. A hard, black variety of vulcanite. It may be cut and polished, and is used for many small articles, as combs and buttons, and for insulating material in electric apparatus.

Definition of Ebonite

1. Noun. The relatively hard product of vulcanizing natural rubber with sulfur; vulcanite ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ebonite

1. a hard rubber [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ebonite

1. A hard, black variety of vulcanite. It may be cut and polished, and is used for many small articles, as combs and buttons, and for insulating material in electric apparatus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Ebonite

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1. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture Course for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1896)
"ebonite Electrophorus arranged to give Negative Charges. ... Excite the ebonite by rubbing it with cat's-skin, and suppose that the backing has been brought ..."

2. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture-course, for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1891)
"ebonite Electrophorus arranged to give Negative Charges. ... Excite the ebonite by rubbing it with cat's-skin, and suppose that the backing has been brought ..."

3. Electricity and Magnetism: An Elementary Text-book, Theoretical and Practical by Richard Glazebrook (1903)
"Rub one end of an ebonite rod with a piece of dry flannel and support it in ... Electrify in the same manner one end of a second ebonite rod and bring it ..."

4. Index to the Literature of the Spectroscope by Alfred Tuckerman (1888)
"ebonite. the transmission of radiation of low ... >te on the index of refraction of ebonite. Ayrton (WE) and Perry (J.). Proc. ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1897)
"W take a surface covered with phosphorescent zinc sulphide and expose it to the light ; then we cover it with a plate of ebonite, upon which we arrange as ..."

6. The Horseless Age (1899)
"The two halves of each perforated retaining envelop arc sometimes secured together at their edges—for example, by folded pieces p of celluloid, ebonite or ..."

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