Share this entry

Share this page

coalification

Syllabification: coal·i·fi·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkōləfiˈkāSHən
 
/

Definition of coalification in English:

noun

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.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈSHpräkɡəˌf(y)o͞ol
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…