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Meaning of ACTIVATED CHARCOAL

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  powdered or granular carbon used for purifying by adsorption; given orally (as a slurry) it is an antidote for some kinds of poisons
 
 Synonyms: activated carbon
 
 See Also: atomic number 6, C, carbon

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: an over the counter product that may help relieve intestinal gas.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A type of carbon produced through exposing a source material such as wood or bone to very high temperatures in the presence of steam, air, or carbon monoxide. Activated carbon is very good at removing (adsorbing) contaminants and is used in water filters, to decolor solutions, and is sometimes administered to poisoning victims.
 

 

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