activated charcoal

noun
ac·​ti·​vat·​ed charcoal | \ ˈak-tə-ˌvā-təd- How to pronounce activated charcoal (audio) \

Medical Definition of activated charcoal

: a highly adsorbent fine black odorless tasteless powdered charcoal used in medicine especially as an antidote in many forms of poisoning and as an antiflatulent

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“Activated charcoal.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/activated%20charcoal. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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