ash

1. noun /æʃ/
a) The solid remains of a fire.

The audience was more captivated by the growing ash at the end of his cigarette than by his words.

b) The nonaqueous remains of a material subjected to any complete oxidation process.

Ash from a fireplace can restore minerals to your gardens soil.

2. verb /æʃ/
a) To reduce to a residue of ash. See ashing.

I dried the extracted leather very slowly on the steam bath until the substance was dry enough to ash. I think that the discrepancy in the percentages of "total ash" by method No. 2 and No. 6 is due to this excessive heat required to ash the leather

b) To hit the end off of a burning cigar or cigarette.

The inorganic material left after ashing lung tissue specimens not only contains inhaled particles but also very large quantities of inorganic residue derived from the tissue itself.


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