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coalification

[ koh-luh-fi-key-shuhn ]

noun

, Geology.
  1. the conversion of plant material into coal by natural processes, as by diagenesis and, in some instances, metamorphism.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of coalification1

First recorded in 1910–15; coal + -i- + -fication

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