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Pronunciation: (sin'dur), [key]
n.
1. a partially or mostly burned piece of coal, wood, etc.
2. cinders,
a. any residue of combustion; ashes.
b. Geol.coarse scoriae erupted by volcanoes.
3. a live, flameless coal; ember.
4. Metall.
a. slag (def. 1).
b. a mixture of ashes and slag.

v.t.
1. to spread cinders on: The highway department salted and cindered the icy roads.
2. Archaic.to reduce to cinders.

v.i.
to spread cinders on a surface, as a road or sidewalk: My neighbor began cindering as soon as the first snowflake fell.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

cincturecinder block
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