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lig·nite

 (lĭg′nīt′)
n.
A soft, brownish-black coal in which the alteration of vegetable matter has proceeded further than in peat but not as far as in bituminous coal. Also called brown coal.

lig·nit′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.

lignite

(ˈlɪɡnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a brown carbonaceous sedimentary rock with woody texture that consists of accumulated layers of partially decomposed vegetation: used as a fuel. Fixed carbon content: 46–60 per cent; calorific value: 1.28 × 107 to 1.93 × 107 J/kg (5500 to 8300 Btu/lb). Also called: brown coal
lignitic adj

lig•nite

(ˈlɪg naɪt)

n.
a soft coal, usu. dark brown, often having a distinct woodlike texture, and intermediate in density and carbon content between peat and bituminous coal.
[1800–10; < Latin lign(um) wood + -ite1]
lig•nit′ic (-ˈnɪt ɪk) adj.

lig·nite

(lĭg′nīt′)
A soft, brownish-black form of coal having more carbon than peat but less carbon than bituminous coal. Lignite is easy to mine but does not burn as well as other forms of coal. Compare anthracite, bituminous coal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lignite - intermediate between peat and bituminous coallignite - intermediate between peat and bituminous coal
coal - fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
humate - material that is high in humic acids
jet - a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewelry or ornamentation
Translations

lignite

[ˈlɪgnaɪt] Nlignito m

lignite

nLignit m

lignite

[ˈlɪgnaɪt] nlignite f
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