coalification

noun
coal·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌkō-lə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce coalification (audio) \

Definition of coalification

: a process in which vegetable matter becomes converted into coal of increasingly higher rank with anthracite as the final product

Other Words from coalification

coalify \ ˈkō-​lə-​ˌfī How to pronounce coalification (audio) \ transitive verb

First Known Use of coalification

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Coalification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coalification. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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