Carbonite (not to be confused with vegemite) was the material used by the Empire in The Empire Strikes Back to freeze Han Solo in Cloud City. Han was then taken to Jabba the Hutt and later unfrozen by Princess Leia.
Car"bon*ite (?), n. [Carbon + -ite.]
An explosive consisting essentially of nitroglycerin, wood meal, and some nitrate, as that of sodium.
An explosive composed of nitrobenzene, saltpeter, sulphur, and kieselguhr.
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