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char1

 
 
pronunciation:
char
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: charred, charring, chars
definition 1: to cook or burn so that the surface is blackened; scorch.
The chef charred the meat on the grill with expert skill.
synonyms:
sear
similar words:
barbecue, blacken, broil, burn, cook, grill, scorch, singe
definition 2: to burn or otherwise reduce to charcoal.
The fire charred several acres of forest.
synonyms:
burn, carbonize
similar words:
blacken, burn down, incinerate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become scorched or reduced to charcoal.
synonyms:
scorch
similar words:
blacken, burn
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part of speech: noun
definition: any substance or surface that has been charred.
similar words:
ash, charcoal
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