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char (v.)

"to reduce to charcoal," 1670s, probably a back-formation from charcoal (q.v.). Related: Charred; charring.

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Definitions of char from WordNet
1
char (n.)
a charred substance;
char (n.)
a human female employed to do housework;
the char will clean the carpet
Synonyms: charwoman / cleaning woman / cleaning lady / woman
char (n.)
any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus;
Synonyms: charr
2
char (v.)
burn to charcoal;
Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything
Synonyms: coal
char (v.)
burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color;
The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece
Synonyms: blacken / sear / scorch
From wordnet.princeton.edu