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Related to destructive distillation: Destructive Distillation of Wood
In the destructive distillation of powdered coal, heated coal turns to coke, ammonia dissolves in water to form an ammoniacal liquor, and coal gas and coal tar are produced.
A process by which organic substances such as wood, coal, and oil shale are decomposed by heat in the absence of air and distilled to produce useful products such as coke, charcoal, oils, and gases.
(Chemistry) the decomposition of a complex substance, such as wood or coal, by heating it in the absence of air and collecting the volatile products
the decomposition of a substance, as wood or coal, by heating with a minimal exposure to air, and the collection of the volatile products formed.
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|Noun||1.||destructive distillation - heating a solid substance in a closed container and collecting the volatile products|