activated charcoal

(redirected from Liqui-Char)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

ac·ti·vat·ed charcoal

Highly absorbent carbon obtained by heating granulated charcoal to exhaust contained gases, resulting in a very porous form with a large surface area. It is used chiefly for purifying gases by adsorption, solvent recovery, or deodorization and as an antidote to certain poisons. Also called activated carbon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.activated charcoal - powdered or granular carbon used for purifying by adsorptionactivated charcoal - powdered or granular carbon used for purifying by adsorption; given orally (as a slurry) it is an antidote for some kinds of poisons
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
References in periodicals archive ?
Derma products were up 11%, Therevac was up 24% and Liqui-Char was up
Additionally, the company has recently been awarded for the first time a sole-source contract for Thrombin-JMI and Liqui-Char with the newly formed Columbia-HCA and Owen Healthcare Alliance, now the largest hospital buying group in the United States with over 850 hospitals under management.
The Derma System product sales, together with the continued growth of Thrombinar, Liqui-Char and Therevac, resulted in an increase in pharmaceutical sales to $21 million during 1993 from $15 million in 1992.