Meaning of CHAR in English

CHAR

I. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The fire had charred most of the inside of the house.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Beams of brilliant light jerked across the far wall and, slowly, the bars began to char .

Car and bodies had been so badly charred that it was some time before they could be identified.

Marc's body was badly charred in the fire.

The gases seeped several inches into seams between segments of insulation, charring the material.

II. noun

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As the temperature rose, the bitumen was further cooked into a solid char containing graphite.

Exit char , foaming at the mouth.

Mum was a char , dad a dustman.

Naturally she switched to being a char !

The residue, a carbon-based char , can be used instead of activated carbon in, for instance, sewage works.

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