anthracite

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noun an·thra·cite \ ˈan(t)-thrə-ˌsīt \

Definition of anthracite

:a hard natural coal of high luster differing from bituminous coal in containing little volatile matter and in burning very cleanly called also hard coal

anthracitic

play \ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of anthracite

Greek anthrakitis, from anthrak-, anthrax coal

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ANTHRACITE Defined for English Language Learners

anthracite

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Definition of anthracite for English Language Learners

  • : a hard type of coal that burns slowly without much smoke or flame


ANTHRACITE Defined for Kids

anthracite

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noun an·thra·cite \ ˈan-thrə-ˌsīt \

Definition of anthracite for Students

:a hard glossy coal that burns without much smoke


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