Definition of activated carbon in English:

activated carbon

Syllabification: ac·ti·vat·ed car·bon
(also activated charcoal)


Charcoal that has been heated or otherwise treated to increase its adsorptive power.
More example sentences
  • The Fort Wayne, Indiana, municipal treatment plant specially treats its water with activated charcoal to remove atrazine.
  • Activated charcoal filters used for home water treatment contain either granular activated charcoal or powdered block charcoal.
  • Treatment with multiple doses of activated charcoal increases the excretion of a number of drugs.

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