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Definition of tar

What is the definition of "tar"?
  • tarnoun
  • 1. A dark, oily, viscous material, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, produced by the destructive distillation of organic substances such as wood, coal, or peat.
    2. Coal tar.
    3. A solid residue of tobacco smoke containing byproducts of combustion.


  • tarverb-transitive
  • 1. To coat with or as if with tar.


  • taridiom
  • 1. tar and feather To punish (a person) by covering with tar and feathers.


Use "tar" in a sentence
  • "Acne artificialis is a term applied to an acne or acne-like eruption produced by the ingestion of certain drugs, as the bromides and iodides, and by the external use of tar; this is also called _tar acne_."

    "The term "tar baby" is widely regarded as a racial slur."

    "This is not the first time a member of Congress has come under fire for using the term "tar baby.""

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