Definition of coal-fired in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkōlˌfī(ə)rd/


Heated, driven, or produced by the burning of coal: a coal-fired power station
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  • At the moment only two of the nation's 1,100 coal-fired plants are fueled by gasification.
  • Most conventional coal-fired power stations burn coal to produce steam, which turns turbines linked to a generator.
  • Coal inventories already are at historic lows, with coal-fired generation outpacing coal production.

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Syllabification: coal-fired

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