Definition Of charcoal


a porous black solid, consisting of an amorphous form of carbon, obtained as a residue when wood, bone, or other organic matter is heated in the absence of air.

When burnt, charcoal gives off carbon monoxide which can kill in a confined space.

cook over charcoal.

charcoaled lobster

Example Of charcoal

  • charcoal cord trousers

  • a selection of works in pencil and charcoal

  • About two billion people living in developing countries still rely on wood, charcoal and dung for cooking, heat and light, according to UN figures.

  • Although the counter also contains a gas-burning barbecue, the Elledges cook on the grill, with wood or charcoal as fuel, most of the time.

  • Black can come from charcoal , which is tasteless and harmless.

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