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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: charcoal

char

1 verb
     
Related topics: Cleaning
char1 past tense and past participle charred, present participle charring
1 [intransitive and transitive] to burn something so that its outside becomes black:
Roast the peppers until the skin begins to char and blister.
charred
2 [intransitive]DHC British English old-fashioned to work as a cleaner in a house, office, public building etc

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