Charcoal meaning

chärkōl
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A black, porous, carbonaceous material, 85 to 98 percent carbon, produced by the destructive distillation of wood and used as a fuel, filter, and adsorbent.
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A dark grayish brown to black or dark purplish gray.
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To draw, write, or blacken with a black, carbonaceous material.
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To charbroil.
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A porous, amorphous form of carbon produced by destructive distillation of wood or other organic matter and used for decolorizing sugar and food, in filters, as a gas absorbent, fuel, etc.
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A pencil made of this substance.
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A drawing made with such a pencil.
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A very dark gray or brown, almost black.
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To write or draw with charcoal.
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To charbroil.
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A black porous form of carbon produced by heating wood or bone in little or no air. Charcoal is used as a fuel, for drawing, and in air and water filters.
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(uncountable) Impure carbon obtained by destructive distillation of wood or other organic matter, that is to say, heating it in the absence of oxygen.
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(countable) A stick of black carbon material used for drawing.
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(countable) A drawing made with charcoal.
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A very dark gray colour.

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Of a dark gray colour.
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Made of charcoal.
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To draw with charcoal.
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To cook over charcoal.
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Origin of charcoal

  • Middle English charcol char (perhaps from Old French charbon) (from Latin carbō carbon) col charcoal, coal coal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English charcole, from charren (“to change, turn”) + cole (“coal”), from Old English cierran (“to change, turn”) + col (“coal”), equivalent to char +‎ coal. More at ajar, coal.

    From Wiktionary