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cinder

[ sin-der ]
/ ˈsɪn dər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to spread cinders on: The highway department salted and cindered the icy roads.
Archaic. to reduce to cinders.

verb (used without object)

to spread cinders on a surface, as a road or sidewalk: My neighbor began cindering as soon as the first snowflake fell.

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Origin of cinder

before 900; Middle English synder,Old English sinder slag; cognate with German Sinter,Old Norse sindr; c- (for s-) <French cendre ashes
cin·der·y, cin·der·ous, adjectivecin·der·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cinder

cinder
/ (ˈsɪndə) /

noun

a piece of incombustible material left after the combustion of coal, coke, etc; clinker
a piece of charred material that burns without flames; ember
Also called: sinter any solid waste from smelting or refining
(plural) fragments of volcanic lava; scoriae

verb

(tr) rare to burn to cinders
cindery, adjective
Old English sinder; related to Old Norse sindr, Old High German sintar, Old Slavonic sedra stalactite
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Idioms and Phrases with cinder

cinder

see burned to a cinder.

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