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Definition of the noun activated charcoal

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noun

  1. powdered or granular carbon used for purifying by adsorption; given orally (as a slurry) it is an antidote for some kinds of poisons
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of activated charcoal: activated carbon
    • more generic terms: atomic number 6 / C / carbon = an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond

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noun

  1. [chemistry] activated carbon

Explanation

Activated charcoal, or activated carbon, is used as a medication to treat poisonings following excessive oral ingestion of certain medications or poisons. Side effects may include aspiration into the lungs.

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Google previewConcise Dictionary of Chemistry (2012)

by Editorial Board

Activated charcoal or activated carbon is charcoal that has been activated for adsorption by steaming or by heating in a vacuum. Charcoal is obtained by burning wood, nutshells, coconut husks or other materials. Charcoal becomes activated ...

Google previewSarup's Dictionary of Biotechnology (2000)

by Rita Singh

Activated charcoal or activated carbon: Charcoal which has been treated to remove hydrocarbons and to increase its adsorptive properties is considered activated. It acts by condensing and holding a gas or solute onto its surface; as inhibitory ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Poison centers commonly use activated charcoal as a follow-up measure after doctors induce vomiting with syrup of ipecac or pump the patient's stomach. Charcoal works by a process called adsorption; its surface locks on to the surface of the ...

Google previewLivestock Health Encyclopedia (2013)

by Rudolph Seiden, Richard R. Dykstra, W. James Gough

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL animals, avoid feeding material that may injure mouth or tongue, and keep pastures free of injurious plants. * IODINE TINCTURE; POTASSIUM IODIDE; ORGANIC IODIDES; PENICILLIN; DIHYDROSTREPTOMYCIN, ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

activated carbon (activated charcoal; active carbon) . a highly adsorbent form of carbon produced by heating wood, charcoal, or other organic matter (e.g., coconut shells, bones) to a temperature of 800- 900°C ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science (2007)

by Bruce C. Wyman, L. Harold Stevenson

activated carbon See activated charcoal. activated charcoal A material produced by burning a carbon compound, such as wood or coconut shells, and then increasing ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (1991)

by Hall

Activated carbon is also called activated charcoal, active carbon, adsorbent carbon, decolorizing carbon, and vegetable carbon. ACTIVATED CHARCOAL See Charcoal. Activation ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Poison centers commonly use activated charcoal as a follow-up measure after doctors induce vomiting with syrup of ipecac or pump the patient's stomach. Charcoal works by a process called adsorption; its surface locks on to the surface of the ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (2010)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

black, lamp black, activated charcoal. Animal charcoal is used as a black coloring in confectionery. Activated ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry

activated charcoal activated charcoal A porous form of carbon that acts as a powerful adsorbent, used to decolorize ...

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