Char

Char [ chahr ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to scorch or burn only the surface of
2. (tr. v.) to reduce to charcoal by partial combustion
3. (intr. v.) to become burnt or reduced to charcoal
4. (n.) material that has been burnt or reduced to charcoal
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 None of the artifacts were recognizable, everything was charred to a cinder by the blaze.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The photos showed heavy damage, with charred furniture, peeling wallpaper and floors strewn with broken glass, debris and ashes.

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