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cinder

cin·der

cinder

 
pronunciation:
sIn dr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small piece of partially burned wood, coal, or the like that can burn further but without a flame.
We threw water over the campfire cinders before we went on our hike.
synonyms:
ash
similar words:
clinker, coal, ember, scoria, slag, spark
definition 2: (pl.) any of various residues of burning, such as ashes, slag, or volcanic lava.
After the house fire, they searched among the cinders for anything of value.Bits of lava spewed into the air may solidify and become cinders.
synonyms:
ashes
similar words:
lava, remains, residue, scoria, slag, soot
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cindered, cindering, cinders
definition: to scatter cinders on, usu. to improve traction for vehicles or pedestrians.
I cindered my driveway before the storm.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to scatter cinders on a road, walkway, or the like.
derivations: cinderlike (adj.), cindery (adj.)
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