Definition of coalification in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkōləfəˈkāSH(ə)n/


The process by which plant remains become coal.
Example sentences
  • The humic organic matter of peat is also altered on burial, water and volatiles being lost during the process of coalification.
  • Depending on the degree of carbon concentration and coalification, one differentiates between lignite, bituminous coal and anthracite.
  • Plant fossils of the lower Pease River Flora are preserved mainly as compressions and coalifications.

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Syllabification: coal·i·fi·ca·tion

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