gasify

verb
gas·​i·​fy | \ˈga-sə-ˌfī \
gasified; gasifying

Definition of gasify 

transitive verb

: to convert into gas gasify coal

intransitive verb

: to become gaseous

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gasifier \ˈga-​sə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r \ noun

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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 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 Schlissel is unfamiliar with the practicalities of coal-to-liquid technology, being more familiar with plants that have tried to gasify coal to burn for electricity. Emily Hopkins, USA TODAY, "Could this 'clean coal’ plant proposal be an answer to Indiana’s 17 billion tons of reserves?," 19 Mar. 2018 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 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, Indianapolis Star, "Could this 'clean coal’ plant proposal be answer to Indiana’s 17 billion tons of reserves?," 18 Mar. 2018 The Riverview plant won't burn or gasify coal for electricity. Emily Hopkins, USA TODAY, "Could this 'clean coal’ plant proposal be an answer to Indiana’s 17 billion tons of reserves?," 19 Mar. 2018 In that time, many of the state's current coal plants have closed, shrunk or transitioned operations to other fuel sources. The Riverview plant won't burn or gasify coal for electricity. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "Could this 'clean coal’ plant proposal be answer to Indiana’s 17 billion tons of reserves?," 18 Mar. 2018 Schlissel is unfamiliar with the practicalities of coal-to-liquid technology, being more familiar with plants that have tried to gasify coal to burn for electricity. Emily Hopkins, USA TODAY, "Could this 'clean coal’ plant proposal be an answer to Indiana’s 17 billion tons of reserves?," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gasify

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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