activated charcoal definition

  • noun:
    • Highly absorbent carbon obtained by warming granulated charcoal to exhaust included gases, causing a highly permeable form with a very huge area. It's used mostly for purifying gases by adsorption, solvent data recovery, or deodorization and as an antidote to specific poisons. Also called activated carbon.
    • activated carbon
    • powdered or granular carbon utilized for purifying by adsorption; offered orally (as a slurry) its an antidote for a few kinds of poisons

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