coal gas

coal gas
noun Date: 1809 gas made from coal: as a. the mixture of gases thrown off by burning coal b. gas made by carbonizing bituminous coal in retorts and used for heating and lighting

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  • Coal gas — Coal Coal (k[=o]l), n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G. kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr. jval to burn. Cf. {Kiln}, {Collier}.] 1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coal gas — coal′ gas n. 1) chem. ene a gas used for lighting and heating, made by distilling bituminous coal 2) chem. ene the gas formed by burning coal • Etymology: 1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • coal gas — n. 1. a gas produced by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal: used for lighting and heating 2. a poisonous gas given off by burning coal …   English World dictionary

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  • coal gas — noun gaseous mixture produced by distillation of bituminous coal and used for heating and lighting • Hypernyms: ↑fuel • Hyponyms: ↑town gas * * * noun : gas made from coal: as a. : the mixture of …   Useful english dictionary

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  • coal-gas — tvaikas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Ore tvyrantis nemalonus kvapas, kurį sukelia cheminiai procesai, ypač puvimas. atitikmenys: angl. coal gas; fumes; stench; stink vok. Dunst, m; Schwaden, m rus. газ с неприятным… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • coal gas — gas made from coal (used for heating) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coal gas — 1. a gas used for illuminating and heating, produced by distilling bituminous coal and consisting chiefly of hydrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide. 2. the gas formed by burning coal. [1800 10] * * * ▪ chemical compound       gaseous mixture… …   Universalium

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