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

Definition of gasify

transitive verb

: to convert into gas gasify coal

intransitive verb

: to become gaseous

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Other Words from gasify

gasifier \ ˈga-​sə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r How to pronounce gasifier (audio) \ noun

Examples of gasify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Could this 'clean coal’ plant proposal be an answer to Indiana’s 17 billion tons of reserves?," 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, "Budget deal has tax credit extensions for nuclear, fuel cells, carbon capture," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of gasify

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Gasify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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