American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A black, porous, carbonaceous material, 85 to 98 percent carbon, produced by the destructive distillation of wood and used as a fuel, filter, and absorbent.
- n. A drawing pencil or crayon made from this material.
- n. A drawing executed with such a pencil or crayon.
- n. A dark grayish brown to black or dark purplish gray.
- v. To draw, write, or blacken with a black, carbonaceous material.
- v. To charbroil.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Coal made by subjecting wood to a process of smothered combustion; more generally, the carbonaceous residue of vegetable, animal, or combustible mineral substances which have been subjected to smothered combustion. Wood-charcoal is used as fuel and in the manufacture of gunpowder, and, from its power of absorbing gases, as a disinfectant and also as a filter. The different kinds of charcoal are employed for many purposes in the arts. See
- n. A pencil of charcoal, used by artists.
- To blacken, write, or draw with charcoal; execute in charcoal: as, to charcoal one's eyebrows.
- To suffocate with the fumes of charcoal.
- n. uncountable Impure carbon obtained by destructive distillation of wood or other organic matter, that is to say, heating it in the absence of oxygen.
- n. countable A stick of black carbon material used for drawing.
- n. countable A drawing made with charcoal.
- n. A very dark gray colour.
- adj. Of a dark gray colour.
- adj. Made of charcoal.
- v. To draw with charcoal.
- v. To cook over charcoal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Impure carbon prepared from vegetable or animal substances; esp., coal made by charring wood in a kiln, retort, etc., from which air is excluded. It is used for fuel and in various mechanical, artistic, and chemical processes.
- n. (Fine Arts) Finely prepared charcoal in small sticks, used as a drawing implement.
- adj. of a very dark grey
- n. a drawing made with a stick of black carbon material
- n. a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
- n. a very dark grey color
- n. a stick of black carbon material used for drawing
- v. draw, trace, or represent with charcoal
- From Middle English charcole, from charren ("to change, turn", from Old English cierran "to change, turn"") + cole ("coal", from Old English col "coal"), equivalent to char + coal. More at ajar, coal. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English charcol : char (perhaps from Old French charbon, from Latin carbō; see carbon) + col, charcoal, coal; see coal. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The oil burns intensely for several minutes before the paper wick burns up, and by that time, your charcoal is ablaze like the Cuyahoga River.”
“The foliage is exceptional as well, a very dark shade of green that looks almost charcoal from a distance.”
“Gastric decontamination with activated charcoal is recommended.”
“Ortega - who works in charcoal, silkscreen and colored etchings - has drawn a maid tidying a hotel bed, a carpenter hammering a roof.”
“Gastric emptying via emesis or lavage should be performed in patients who have ingested greater than 40-60 mg./kg. of elemental iron or an unknown amount. 1 Activated charcoal is not useful, unless there are co-ingestants, since it does not bind metals such as iron. 1 Iron tablets are radiopaque, therefore, an abdominal radiograph should be performed to determine if there is evidence of iron tablets in the stomach or small bowel.”
“A mule-powered railway was built to haul charcoal from the hinterlands to a loading pier on the south shore of the Toms River where coasting vessels took on cargo for Philadelphia and New York.”
“The charcoal is then sprayed with calcium, which creates calcium carbide, then heated further under intense pressure and treated with a phosphate solution.”
“The demand for wood [for normal wood uses and also for making charcoal] is strong.”
“Isager Wool 1 in charcoal grey free guacamole healing”
“I would love the Wrap Pant, style # LW5591S in charcoal/heathered light lolo ($98).”
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