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charcoal

 [chahr´kōl]
carbon prepared by charring wood or other organic material.
activated charcoal the residue of destructive distillation of various organic materials, treated to increase its adsorptive power; used as a general purpose antidote.

char·coal

(char'kōl),
Carbon obtained by heating or burning wood with restricted access of air.
Synonym(s): carbo

charcoal

/char·coal/ (chahr´kōl) carbon prepared by charring wood or other organic material.
activated charcoal  residue of destructive distillation of various organic materials, treated to increase its adsorptive power; used as a general-purpose antidote.
animal charcoal  charcoal prepared from bone; it may be purified (purified animal c.) by removal of materials dissolved by hot hydrochloric acid and water; adsorbent and decolorizer.

charcoal

charcoal

(1) Activated charcoal.  
(2) Carbo veg; Carbo vegitabilis.

char·coal

(chahr'kōl)
Carbon obtained by heating or burning wood with restricted access of air.

charcoal

A black substance formed by heating wood in an atmosphere of restricted oxygen. Charcoal is a powerful adsorber of gases and of fine particulate matter and can be used as an antidote to various poisons, a deodorant, a filter and a remover of intestinal gas. Activated charcoal has been treated to increased its adsorptive properties. It is on the WHO official list.

char·coal

(chahr'kōl)
Carbon obtained by heating or burning wood with restricted access of air.

charcoal,

n a carbonized reduction of wood used as fuel and as an adsorptive substance to cleanse the air; it is used in some medical products.

charcoal

carbon prepared by charring wood or other organic material.

activated charcoal
the residue of destructive distillation of various organic materials, treated to increase its adsorptive power; used as a general purpose antidote.
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connect / The landscape with the quiet of the sky" (5-8) and "wreathes of smoke / Sent up, in silence, from among the trees" (18-19) were partly inspired by William Gilpin's description of charcoal-burning in Observations on the River Wye, which records a boat tour undertaken in 1770.
The care and tending of coppices helps us assess the significance of a piece of evidence that Levinson (30) mistakenly attributes to Francis Grose (it was actually written by Heath), suggesting that charcoal-burning was decimating hillsides up and down the valley: "Before the introduction of this Manufactory, the woods around must have been grand indeed; but the works requiring such quantities of charcoal, they are now fallen in the course of every 12 or 14 years.
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all suffered carbon monoxide poisoning when they brought a charcoal-burning hibachi inside.