Activated charcoal



a form of carbon having very fine pores: used chiefly for adsorbing gases or solutes, as in various filter systems for purification, deodorization, and decolorization.
Contemporary Examples

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activated charcoal is the same stuff you find in emergency rooms and Brita water filters.
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activated charcoal Capsules—sometimes you eat or drink something and wish you hadn’t.
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Some natural health practitioners also say activated charcoal can be useful to treat minor digestive issues.
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noun
a porous highly adsorptive form of carbon used to remove colour or impurities from liquids and gases, in the separation and extraction of chemical compounds, and in the recovery of solvents Also called activated charcoal, active carbon

activated charcoal ac·ti·vat·ed charcoal (āk’tə-vā’tĭd)
n.
Finely powdered charcoal treated to increase its adsorptive power; it is used in treating diarrhea, as an antidote, and in purification processes in industry.
activated charcoal
(āk’tə-vā’tĭd)
Highly absorbent carbon obtained by heating granulated charcoal to expel any gases it contains, resulting in a highly porous form with a very large surface area. It is used primarily for purifying gases by adsorption, solvent recovery, or deodorization and as an antidote to certain poisons.

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