coal gas

coal gas
noun
gaseous mixture produced by distillation of bituminous coal and used for heating and lighting
Hypernyms: ↑fuel
Hyponyms: ↑town gas

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noun
: gas made from coal: as
a. : the mixture of gases thrown off by burning coal (as in the furnace of a house)
b. : the gas consisting chiefly of hydrogen and methane made by carbonizing bituminous coal in retorts and used for heating and lighting — see coke-oven gas

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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]

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coal gas noun
The mixture of gases produced by the distillation of coal, used for lighting and heating
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Main Entry:coal

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coal gas,
1. a) gas made from coal, used for heating and lighting. b) coke-oven gas.
2. gas given off by burning coal.

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n. a mixture of gases (chiefly hydrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide) obtained by the destructive distillation of coal and formerly used for lighting and heating
gas given off when coal is burned

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ˈcoal gas [coal gas] noun uncountable
a mixture of gases produced from coal, that can be used for electricity and heating

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