cinderlike

cinder

[sin-der]
noun
1.
a partially or mostly burned piece of coal, wood, etc.
2.
cinders.
a.
any residue of combustion; ashes.
b.
Geology. coarse scoriae erupted by volcanoes.
3.
a live, flameless coal; ember.
4.
Metallurgy.
a.
slag ( def 1 ).
b.
a mixture of ashes and slag.
verb (used with object)
5.
to spread cinders on: The highway department salted and cindered the icy roads.
6.
Archaic. to reduce to cinders.
verb (used without object)
7.
to spread cinders on a surface, as a road or sidewalk: My neighbor began cindering as soon as the first snowflake fell.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English synder, Old English sinder slag; cognate with German Sinter, Old Norse sindr; c- (for s-) < French cendre ashes

cindery, cinderous, adjective
cinderlike, adjective
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cinder (ˈsɪndə)
 
n
1.  a piece of incombustible material left after the combustion of coal, coke, etc; clinker
2.  a piece of charred material that burns without flames; ember
3.  Also called: sinter any solid waste from smelting or refining
4.  (plural) fragments of volcanic lava; scoriae
 
vb
5.  rare (tr) to burn to cinders
 
[Old English sinder; related to Old Norse sindr, Old High German sintar, Old Slavonic sedra stalactite]
 
'cindery
 
adj

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cinder
O.E. sinder "dross of iron, slag," from P.Gmc. *sindran, from PIE base *sendhro- "coagulating fluid." Initial s- changed to c- under infl. of Fr. cendre. Volcanic cinder cone is recorded from 1849.
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