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- noun chemistry A very
absorbentform of finely powdered carbon; used in purifyinggases, and as an antidotefor many poisons.
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- noun powdered or granular carbon used for purifying by adsorption; given orally (as a slurry) it is an antidote for some kinds of poisons
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