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coalfield

Syllabification: coal·field
Pronunciation: /ˈkōlˌfēld
 
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Definition of coalfield in English:

noun

An extensive area containing a number of underground coal deposits.
Example sentences
  • In the Heshan coalfield, all coals show a strong marine influence, as indicated by the very high organic sulphur contents in the coals.
  • He was interested in the local rocks, and in 1791 set up for himself in the Somerset coalfield, where he was engaged in underground mine surveys and calculations of coal resources.
  • People here know there is a lot of ill health in the coalfields area, but the extent of it shocked everyone.

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