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cinder

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noun cin·der \ˈsin-dər\

Simple Definition of cinder

  • : a very small piece of burned material (such as wood or coal)

Full Definition of cinder

  1. 1 :  the slag from a metal furnace :  dross

  2. 2 a plural :  ashes b :  a fragment of ash

  3. 3 a :  a partly burned combustible in which fire is extinct b :  a hot coal without flame c :  a partly burned coal capable of further burning without flame

  4. 4 :  a fragment of lava from an erupting volcano

cin·dery play \-d(ə-)rē\ adjective

Examples of cinder

  1. Cinders from the campfire floated through the air.



Origin of cinder

Middle English sinder, from Old English; akin to Old High German sintar dross, slag, Serbian & Croatian sedra calcium carbonate


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with cinder




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