Carbon vs Squash - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between carbon and squash

is that carbon is alternative form of (l) while squash is (uncountable) a sport played in a walled court with a soft rubber ball and bats like tennis racquets or squash can be (countable) a plant and its fruit of five species of the genus cucurbita , or gourd kind or squash can be (obsolete|zoo|countable) muskrat.

As a verb squash is

to beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.




(wikipedia carbon)
  • (label) The chemical element (symbol C) with an atomic number of 6.
  • A sheet of carbon paper.
  • * 1939 , (Raymond Chandler), (The Big Sleep) , Penguin 2011, p. 51:
  • He stepped back and opened his bag and took out a printed pad of D.O.A. forms and began to write over a carbon .
  • A carbon copy.
  • A fossil fuel that is made of impure carbon such as coal or charcoal.
  • Carbon dioxide, in the context of global warming and climate change.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-04-25, author= Martin Lukacs
  • , volume=190, issue=20, page=13, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy , passage=If Alberta’s reserves are a carbon bomb, this global expansion of tar sands and oil shale exploitation amounts to an escalating emissions arms race, the unlocking of a subterranean cache of weapons of mass ecological destruction.}}

    Derived terms

    * activated carbon * beta carbon nitride * carb-, carbo- * carbinol * carbinyl * * * * carbon anhydride * carbon arc * carbon audit * carbon-based * carbon bisulfide, carbon bisulphide * carbon black * carbon copy * carbon-copy * carbon cycle * carbon dating * carbon debt * carbon dioxide * carbon disulfide, carbon disulphide * carbon emissions trading * carbon fiber, carbon fibre * carbon fixation * carbon footprint * carbon group * carbonic * carbonise, carbonize * carbonite * carbonless * carbon literacy * carbon market * carbon microphone * carbon monoxide * carbon nanofiber * carbon nanofoam * carbon nanotube * carbon-neutral * carbon-nitrogen cycle * carbon offset * carbonometer * carbonous * carbon oxide * carbon oxychloride * carbon oxysulfide, carbon oxysulphide * carbon paper * carbon printing * carbon process * carbon resistor * carbon sequestering * carbon star * carbon steel * carbon suboxide * carbon tax * carbon tetrabromide * carbon tetrachloride * carbon tetrafluoride * carbon tetraiodide * carbon trade * carbon transmitter * carbonyl * Carborundum * carboxyl * carburet * chlorocarbon * chlorofluorocarbon * chromo-carbon * ferrocarbon * fluorocarbon * fluorochlorohydrocarbon * glassy carbon * halocarbon * hydrocarbon * sulfide of carbon, sulphide of carbon * radiocarbon

    See also

    (carbon related terms) * aggregated diamond nanorod * amorphous carbon * buckminsterfullerene * ceraphite * chaoite * charcoal * coal * diamond * fullerene * graphite * lamp black * lead * lonsdaleite * soot * steel ----



    (wikipedia squash)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) squachen, from (etyl) esquasser, + .


    (wikipedia squash)
  • (uncountable) A sport played in a walled court with a soft rubber ball and bats like tennis racquets.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=, title=“Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=3/19/2 citation
  • , passage=Ivor had acquired more than a mile of fishing rights with the house; he was not at all a good fisherman, but one must do something; one generally, however, banged a ball with a squash -racket against a wall.}}
  • (British) A soft drink made from a fruit-based concentrate diluted with water.
  • When I'm thirsty I drink squash ; it tastes much nicer than plain water.
  • A place or a situation where people have limited space to move.
  • It's a bit of a squash in this small room.
  • (obsolete, countable) Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of peas.
  • (obsolete, countable, pejorative) Something unripe or soft.
  • (obsolete, countable) A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.
  • Derived terms
    * squashable * squash ball * squash court * squash player * squash racket
    See also
    * racketball


  • To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.
  • (intransitive) To compress or restrict (oneself) into a small space; to squeeze.
  • Somehow, she squashed all her books into her backpack, which was now too heavy to carry.
    We all managed to squash into Mum's tiny car.
    Derived terms
    * squash up * squashy * squish

    Etymology 2

    Shortening of askutasquash , (etyl) ("[a vegetable] eaten green (or raw)"). (Cucurbita)


  • (countable) A plant and its fruit of five species of the genus Cucurbita , or gourd kind.
  • # Cucurbita maxima , including , and some varieties of pumpkins.
  • # .
  • # Cucurbita moschata , butternut squash, .
  • # Cucurbita pepo , most pumpkins, acorn squash, summer squash, zucchini.
  • #
  • The edible or decorative fruit of these plants, or this fruit prepared as a dish.
  • We ate squash and green beans.
    Derived terms
    * ) * (Coreidae) * opo squash (Lagenaria spp. ) * winter squash * summer squash

    Etymology 3

    shortening of musquash


  • (obsolete, zoo, countable) Muskrat.
  • * Dampier
  • The squash is a four-footed beast, bigger than a cat.