semicoke

noun
semi·​coke | \ "+ \

Definition of semicoke

: the solid residue obtained by carbonization especially of coal at a relatively low temperature (as below 700° C) that is in general softer and more friable than coke from carbonization at higher temperatures, that gives a hot smokeless fire, and that can be used as a domestic fuel

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semi- + coke

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“Semicoke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semicoke. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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