activated charcoal etymology

English word activated charcoal comes from English charcoal

Detailed word origin of activated charcoal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
charcoal English (eng) Made of charcoal.. Of a dark gray colour. To cook over charcoal.. To draw with charcoal. (countable) A drawing made with charcoal.. (countable) A stick of black carbon material used for drawing.. (uncountable) Impure carbon obtained by destructive distillation of wood or other organic matter, that is to say, heating it in the absence of oxygen.. A very dark gray colour.
activated charcoal English (eng) (chemistry) activated carbon.