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charcoal

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noun char·coal \ˈchär-ˌkōl\

Simple Definition of charcoal

  • : a hard black material that is made by burning wood with a small amount of air

  • : a dark gray color

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of charcoal

  1. 1 :  a dark or black porous carbon prepared from vegetable or animal substances (as from wood by charring in a kiln from which air is excluded)

  2. 2 a :  a piece or pencil of fine charcoal used in drawing b :  a charcoal drawing

  3. 3 :  a dark gray

Origin and Etymology of charcoal

Middle English charcole


First Known Use: 14th century


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charcoal

verb char·coal

Definition of charcoal

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  charbroil




CHARCOAL Defined for Kids

charcoal

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noun char·coal \ˈchär-ˌkōl\

Definition of charcoal for Students

  1. :  a black or dark absorbent fuel made by heating wood in the absence of air




Medical Dictionary

charcoal

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noun char·coal \ˈchär-ˌkōl\

Medical Definition of charcoal

  1. :  a dark or black porous carbon prepared from vegetable or animal substances (as from wood by charring in a kiln from which air is excluded)—see activated charcoal





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