methanation

[ meth-uh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌmɛθ əˈneɪ ʃən /

noun Chemistry.

the process of converting a mixture, as of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, into methane.

Nearby words

  1. methadone hydrochloride,
  2. methaemoglobin,
  3. methamphetamine,
  4. methamphetamine hydrochloride,
  5. methanal,
  6. methane,
  7. methane series,
  8. methanesulfonic acid,
  9. methanogen,
  10. methanoic acid

Origin of methanation

First recorded in 1955–60; methane + -ation

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