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English definition of “ash”

ash

noun (POWDER)    /æʃ/
[U] the soft grey or black powder that is left after a substance, especially tobacco, coal, or wood, has burned: cigarette ashProducts of fire 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.Products of fireBurying, cremating and preserving bodies
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