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Ash vs. Ashen

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Ashnoun

The solid remains of a fire.

‘The audience was more captivated by the growing ash at the end of his cigarette than by his words.’; ‘Ash from a fireplace can restore minerals to your garden's soil.’; ‘Ashes from the fire floated over the street.’; ‘Ash from the fire floated over the street.’;

Ashenadjective

Made from the wood of the ash-tree.

‘An ashen bow and quiver of arrows beside.’;

Ashnoun

(chemistry) The nonaqueous remains of a material subjected to any complete oxidation process.

Ashenadjective

Of or resembling ashes.

‘A fine, ashen dust hung in the air.’;

Ashnoun

Fine particles from a volcano, volcanic ash.

Ashenadjective

Ash-colored; pale; anemic, anaemic.

‘His ashen face belied his claims of good health.’;

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Ashnoun

(in the plural) Human (or animal) remains after cremation.

‘The urn containing his ashes was eventually removed to a closet.’;

Ashenverb

(ambitransitive) To turn into ash; make or become ashy

Ashnoun

(figuratively) What remains after a catastrophe.

Ashenverb

(ambitransitive) To make or become pale

Ashnoun

A gray colour, like that of ash.

Ashenadjective

Of or pertaining to the ash tree.

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Ashnoun

A shade tree of the genus Fraxinus.

‘The ash trees are dying off due to emerald ash borer.’; ‘The woods planted in ash will see a different mix of species.’;

Ashenadjective

Consisting of, or resembling, ashes; of a color between brown and gray, or white and gray.

‘The ashen hue of age.’;

Ashnoun

(uncountable) The wood of this tree.

Ashennoun

obs. pl. for Ashes.

Ashnoun

The traditional name for the ae ligature (æ), as used in Old English.

Ashenadjective

ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion;

‘a face turned ashen’; ‘the invalid's blanched cheeks’; ‘tried to speak with bloodless lips’; ‘a face livid with shock’; ‘lips...livid with the hue of death’; ‘lips white with terror’; ‘a face white with rage’;

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Ashverb

(chemistry) To reduce to a residue of ash. See ashing.

Ashenadjective

made of wood of the ash tree

Ashverb

To hit the end off of a burning cigar or cigarette.

Ashverb

To cover newly-sown fields of crops with ashes.

Ashnoun

A genus of trees of the Olive family, having opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing valuable timber, as the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and the white ash (Fraxinus Americana).

Ashnoun

The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree.

Ashnoun

sing. of Ashes.

Ashverb

To strew or sprinkle with ashes.

Ashnoun

the residue that remains when something is burned

Ashnoun

any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus

Ashnoun

strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats

Ashverb

convert into ashes

Ashnoun

the powdery residue left after the burning of a substance

‘I turned over the ashes’; ‘cigarette ash’;

Ashnoun

the remains of a human body after cremation or burning

‘his ashes were scattered on the waters of the Ganges River’;

Ashnoun

the mineral component of an organic substance, as assessed from the residue left after burning

‘coal contains higher levels of ash than premium fuels’;

Ashnoun

a trophy for the winner of a series of Test matches in a cricket season between England and Australia.

Ashnoun

a tree with compound leaves, winged fruits, and hard pale timber, widely distributed throughout north temperate regions.

Ashnoun

the hard pale wood of the ash tree.

Ashnoun

used in names of trees unrelated to the ash but with similar leaves, e.g. mountain ash.

Ashnoun

an Old English runic letter, ᚫ, a vowel intermediate between a and e. It is represented in the Roman alphabet by the symbol æ or Æ.

Ash

Ash or ashes are the solid remnants of fires. Specifically, ash refers to all non-aqueous, non-gaseous residues that remain after something burns.

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