cinder definition

  • noun:
    • A burned or partly burned compound, particularly coal, that's not paid off to ashes but is not capable of further combustion.
    • A partly charred substance that can burn off further but without flame.
    • Ashes.
    • Geology See scoria.
    • Metallurgy See scoria.
    • Slag from a metal furnace.
    • partly or mainly burnt material that results from partial combustion of coal or timber an such like.
    • An ember.
    • Slag from a metal furnace.
    • partially burned or vitrified coal, or other combustible, where fire is extinct.
    • A hot coal without flame; an ember.
    • A scale thrown off in forging metal.
    • The slag of a furnace, or scoriaceous lava from a volcano.
    • A piece or mass of any compound which has been partially consumed or calcined by heat after which quenched: because, the cinder of a forge.
    • a tiny live coal among ashes; an ember.
    • pl. The size of ashes, with little fragments of unconsumed coal interspersed, which stays after imperfect combustion, or after a fire moved out. (See coke.)
    • plural In geology, coarse ash or scoriæ trashed of volcanos. (See ash.) This product when solidified becomes tuff or tufa.
    • one of several machines thrown off by metal when it's worked by the blacksmith.
    • In metallurgy, slag, specifically that manufactured in making pig-iron in blast-furnace.
    • Any powerful alcohol, as brandy, whisky, sherry, etc., combined with a weaker beverage, as soda-water, lemonade, liquid, etc., to fortify it; a “stick.”
    • a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
    • A burned or partly burned compound, like coal, that is not reduced to ashes but is incapable of additional combustion.
    • A partly charred material that will burn off further but without fire.
    • Ashes.
    • Geology See scoria.
    • Metallurgy See scoria.
    • Slag from a metal furnace.
    • partly or mostly burnt product that results from incomplete combustion of coal or lumber etc.
    • An ember.
    • Slag from a metal furnace.
    • Partly burned or vitrified coal, or any other combustible, for which fire is extinct.
    • A hot coal without flame; an ember.
    • A scale thrown down in forging metal.
    • The slag of a furnace, or scoriaceous lava from a volcano.
    • a bit or mass of every compound that's been partly used or calcined by temperature and then quenched: since, the cinder of a forge.
    • a little real time coal among ashes; an ember.
    • pl. The size of ashes, with little fragments of unconsumed coal interspersed, which continues to be after imperfect combustion, or after a fire went out. (See coke.)
    • plural In geology, coarse ash or scoriæ thrown out of volcanos. (See ash.) This product when solidified becomes tuff or tufa.
    • one of several scales tossed off by metal if it is worked by the blacksmith.
    • In metallurgy, slag, particularly that produced in making pig-iron when you look at the blast-furnace.
    • Any strong alcohol, as brandy, whisky, sherry, etc., combined with a weaker beverage, as soda-water, lemonade, water, etc., to fortify it; a “stick.”
    • a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
  • verb-transitive:
    • To burn or reduce to cinders.
    • burning or decrease to cinders.
  • verb:
    • to cut back one thing to cinders
    • to cut back some thing to cinders

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