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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

char·coal

(char'kōl),
Carbon obtained by heating or burning wood with restricted access of air.
Synonym(s): carbo
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

charcoal

(1) Activated charcoal.  
(2) Carbo veg; Carbo vegitabilis.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

char·coal

(chahr'kōl)
Carbon obtained by heating or burning wood with restricted access of air.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

char·coal

(chahr'kōl)
Carbon obtained by heating or burning wood with restricted access of air.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In this study, the capital cost of the granite rock stove was estimated at US$36 and compared favourably with conventional charcoal burning stoves (US$3-US$50) in accordance with Jeuland and Pattanayak [30] (Table 5).
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The Improved Charcoal Stove was introduced in Tanzania in 1988, and research continues in developed and developing countries alike on designing more efficient firewood and charcoal burning stoves.
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The next day we had to cross this mountain which rose to about 5000ft and for this part of the trip we were again fortunate to have guides - a family with two mules, returning to their home after a season of charcoal burning up in the hills.
This is threatening livelihoods and other species." The Kenyan government slapped a ban on collection of firewood in the region around Mount Kenya (a once snowcapped mountain that has lost its permanent ice) after realizing the alarming depletion of forest cover due to logging and charcoal burning.
Elsewhere in the wood there'll be oak bark peeling, hurdle-making, tree-top "zip" rides, forest theatre, eco-artists, horse-logging, charcoal burning, birds of prey, blacksmithing, archery and music.
Bird box making, a display of owls, wood carving, horse logging, chain saw sculptures, charcoal burning and tree planting were among the many attractions on offer.
The Vesto has three types of secondary air inlets, allowing it to function as both a charcoal-producing gasifier and a charcoal burning, wood burning, or dung burning stove.
On the other hand, lack of information led to the development of public myths, with people in Guangdong believing that boiling white vinegar would protect them from infection and leading to carbon monoxide poisoning from charcoal burning to heat the vinegar (22).
Many of these people lived by charcoal burning, obviously a marginal livelihood.