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A dense, shiny coal that has a high carbon content and little volatile matter and burns with a clean flame. Also called hard coal.

[Probably ultimately from Greek anthrakitis, a kind of coal, from anthrax, anthrak-, charcoal.]

an′thra·cit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.anthracitic - relating to or resembling anthracite coal
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