coalification

[koh-luh-fi-key-shuh n]

noun Geology.

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

Nearby words

  1. coalesce,
  2. coalescence,
  3. coalface,
  4. coalfield,
  5. coalfish,
  6. coaling station,
  7. coalition,
  8. coalitionism,
  9. coalport,
  10. coalsack

Origin of coalification

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

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