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noun ash pronunciation in British English /æʃ/ 
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singularash
pluralashes
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the grey powder that remains after something has burned

    cigarette ash

    All that remained of the fire was a pile of ashes.

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  2. 2

    ash

    or

    ash tree

    [countable] a tree with a smooth grey bark (=substance that covers its trunk)
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    1. a.
      [uncountable] the wood of an ash tree
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  3. 3

    ashes

    [plural] the substance that remains after a person's body has been cremated (=burned after death)

    His ashes are to be scattered at sea.

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