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gasify

Line breaks: gas¦ify
Pronunciation: /ˈɡasɪfʌɪ
 
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Definition of gasify in English:

verb (gasifies, gasifying, gasified)

[with object]
1Convert (a solid or liquid, especially coal) into gas: 5 million tonnes of coal have been gasified
More example sentences
  • Global Energy, which specializes in gasification plants, is preparing to build a plant in Kentucky that gasifies a mixture of coal and municipal solid waste.
  • Mining coal, gasifying it, then using the Fischer-Tropsch process to produce the hydrocarbon molecules needed for petrol and Sasol's other products inevitably costs more than pumping crude oil.
  • Coal, too, could be made carbon-free, using advanced power plants that gasify the fuel and then generate power while stripping away the carbon for sequestration underground.
1.1 [no object] Become a gas: if PVC is overheated it will gasify
More example sentences
  • But when heated to body temperature in a patient's bloodstream, the toxicologists theorized, it gasified, causing a fatal pulmonary embolism.
  • From the video clip, the viewer will be able to see the coal beginning to gasify 30 seconds into the. experiment.

Derivatives

gasification

1
Pronunciation: /-fɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Assistance is expected from the companies Overgaz and Sofiiska Voda, which will invest 20 million and 30 million leva respectively in the gasification and the water supply network of the capital.
  • He referred to a possible alternative to incineration such as gasification, and that there was a need for consultation with their colleagues in other counties.
  • The plans, which will be carried out over a 20 year horizon, will include energy recovery techniques such as incineration and gasification.

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