gas·​i·​fy ˈga-sə-ˌfī How to pronounce gasify (audio)
gasified; gasifying

transitive verb

: to convert into gas
gasify coal

intransitive verb

: to become gaseous
gasifier noun

Examples of gasify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The heating process caused salts and other elements to gasify and leave behind carbon. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 12 June 2014 And, already, companies like Sundrop Fuels are using the sun's heat to gasify the plant stalks and other biomass built by photosynthesis to make a better fuel. David Biello, Scientific American, 23 Sep. 2010 After about a year of gasifying coal, the plant was ordered to switch to natural gas because the electricity it coal gasification produced was too expensive. Emily Hopkins, USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2018 Instead, Kemper has decided to burn relatively cleaner natural gas instead of gasifying coal and capturing the CO2 from it. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, 9 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of gasify was circa 1828

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“Gasify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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