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activated carbon
n. activated charcoal, granular carbon used to purify fluids and gases by adsorption

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Activated carbon
Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, activated coal, or carbo activatus, is a form of carbon processed to be riddled with small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption   or chemical reactions. Activated is sometimes substituted with active.

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activated carbon

Noun
1. powdered or granular carbon used for purifying by adsorption; given orally (as a slurry) it is an antidote for some kinds of poisons
(synonym) activated charcoal
(hypernym) carbon, C, atomic number 6


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Activated Carbon
A highly adsorbent form of carbon used to remove odors and toxic substances from liquid or gaseous emissions. In waste treatment, it is used to remove dissolved organic matter from waste drinking water. It is also used in motor vehicle evaporative control systems.

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activated charcoal (activated carbon; active carbon)
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A porous form of carbon that acts as a powerful adsorbent , used to decolorize liquids, recover solvents, and remove toxins from water and air.


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