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Meaning of charcoal

char•coal

Pronunciation: (chär'kōl"), [key]
— n.
  1. the carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic substances in the absence of air.
  2. a drawing pencil of charcoal.
  3. a drawing made with charcoal.
—v.t.
  1. to blacken, write, or draw with charcoal.
  2. to cook (food) over charcoal, esp. on a grill.
—v.i.
  1. to cook food over charcoal, esp. on a grill.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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