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char

noun

1 char

A charred substance.



2 char

A human female employed to do housework:
— The char will clean the carpet.

synonyms: charwoman, cleaning lady, cleaning woman, woman.

Dutch: hulp in de huishouding, poetsvrouw, schoonmaakster, werkster
Polish: ukrainka

3 char

Any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus.

synonym: charr.

verb

1 char

Burn to charcoal:
— Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything.

synonym: coal.

2 char

Burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color:
— The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece.

synonyms: blacken, scorch, sear.

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more


Moby thesaurus: blaze, blister, brand, burn, burn in, burn off, cast, cauterize, chare, charwoman, chore, cleaner, cleaner-off, cleaner-up, cleaning lady, cleaning man, cleaning woman, coal, crack, cupel ... show more.

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