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v. charred, char·ring, chars
1. To burn the surface of; scorch.
2. To reduce to carbon or charcoal by incomplete combustion. See Synonyms at burn1.
1. To become scorched.
2. To become reduced to carbon or charcoal.
A substance that has been scorched, burned, or reduced to charcoal.
[Back-formation from charcoal.]
char 2also charr (chär)
n. pl. char or chars also charr or charrs
Any of several salmonid fishes of the genus Salvelinus, usually having a dark body with light spots, and including the arctic char, the brook trout, and the lake trout.
char 3(chär) Chiefly British
intr.v. charred, char·ring, chars
To work as a charwoman.
[Middle English, a piece of work, from Old English cierr, a turning.]
burnt and blackened