coal gas

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coal gas

n.
1. A gaseous mixture produced by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal and used as a commercial fuel.
2. The gaseous mixture released by burning coal.

coal gas

n
(Elements & Compounds) a mixture of gases produced by the distillation of bituminous coal and used for heating and lighting: consists mainly of hydrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide

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n.
1. a gas used for lighting and heating, made by distilling bituminous coal.
2. the gas formed by burning coal.
[1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coal gas - gaseous mixture produced by distillation of bituminous coal and used for heating and lightingcoal gas - gaseous mixture produced by distillation of bituminous coal and used for heating and lighting
town gas - coal gas manufactured for domestic and industrial use
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
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