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ashnoun

uk   /æʃ/  us   /æʃ/
  • ash noun (POWDER)

[U] the soft grey or black powder that is left after a substance, especially tobacco, coal, or wood, has burned: cigarette ash
ashes [plural]
what is left of something after it has been destroyed by fire, especially what is left of a human body after it has been burned: Her ashes were scattered at sea. Allied bombing left Dresden in ashes in 1945.

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ASHnoun

uk   /æʃ/  us   /æʃ/
abbreviation for Action on Smoking and Health: an organization in Australia, the UK, and the US that tries to stop the sale and use of tobacco products
(Definition of ash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ashnoun [C/U]

 us   /æʃ/
the soft, gray or black, powdery substance left after something has burned: [U] volcanic ash [C] We cleaned the ashes out of the fireplace.
a tree that has a smooth gray bark (= strong outer covering), or the hard wood of this tree
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Translations of “ash”
in Korean 재…
in Arabic رَماد…
in Malaysian abu…
in French cendre…
in Russian пепел, ясень…
in Chinese (Traditional) 粉末, (尤指煙草、煤、木頭燃燒後的)灰,灰燼…
in Italian cenere…
in Turkish kül, dişbudak ağacı…
in Polish popiół, jesion…
in Spanish ceniza…
in Vietnamese tro…
in Portuguese cinza…
in Thai เถ้าถ่าน…
in German die Asche…
in Catalan cendra…
in Japanese 灰…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粉末, (尤指烟草、煤、木头燃烧后的)灰,灰烬…
in Indonesian abu…
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