charcoal

14 ENTRIES FOUND:

1char·coal

noun \ˈchär-ˌkōl\

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

: a dark gray color

Full 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)
2
a :  a piece or pencil of fine charcoal used in drawing
b :  a charcoal drawing
3
:  a dark gray

Origin of CHARCOAL

Middle English charcole
First Known Use: 14th century

2charcoal

verb

Definition of CHARCOAL

transitive verb
:  charbroil

First Known Use of CHARCOAL

1965

char·coal

noun \ˈchär-ˌkōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHARCOAL

: 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

charcoal

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Impure form of carbon, obtained as a residue when material containing carbon is partially burned or heated with limited access to air. Coke, carbon black, and soot are forms of charcoal; other forms are named for their source material, such as wood, blood, or bone. Largely replaced by coke in blast furnaces and by natural gas as a raw material, charcoal is still used to make black gunpowder and in case-hardening metals. Activated charcoal is a finely powdered or highly porous form whose surface area is hundreds or thousands of square meters per gram. It has many uses as an adsorbent (see adsorption), including for poison treatment, and as a catalyst or catalyst carrier.

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