verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of charcoal
Examples from the Web for charcoal
But not all health care providers agree that charcoal should be used outside of a medical setting.
Anything in your gut sticks to the surface of charcoal like a magnet and gets carried out through a bowel movement.
The 4th of July is customarily marked by charcoal “cook-outs,” which endanger the community.P.J. O'Rourke: 27 Sensitive, Caring, Green, and Politically Committed Reasons to Ban July 4th|P. J. O’Rourke|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Watercolors are strikingly identical and the charcoal works, done with color pencil, are deceptively perfect.
Coconut charcoal is charcoal from coconut shells that has been altered with oxygen to create lots of tiny pores.
It makes the best quality of charcoal, and in many parts of England the tree is raised for this express purpose.Among the Trees at Elmridge|Ella Rodman Church
The Emperor then halted, and spent the night of the 22d of February in a charcoal burner's cottage at Chatres.Military Career of Napoleon the Great|Montgomery B. Gibbs
In such case the article may be heated in red-hot lead, the surface of which may be covered with charcoal.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
The beef had been quartered and roasted on a spit over a charcoal fire, outside one of the huts.Francisco Our Little Argentine Cousin|Eva Cannon Brooks
Spongy metallic iron is more energetic in its action than charcoal, and remains serviceable for a twelvemonth.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for charcoal
Word Origin for charcoal
Word Origin and History for charcoal
mid-14c., charcole, first element is either Old French charbon "charcoal," or, on the current theory, obsolete charren "to turn" (from Old English cerran) + cole "coal," thus, "to turn to coal."