Definition of Lignite

1. Noun. Intermediate between peat and bituminous coal.

Exact synonyms: Brown Coal, Wood Coal
Generic synonyms: Coal, Humate
Specialized synonyms: Jet



Definition of Lignite

1. n. Mineral coal retaining the texture of the wood from which it was formed, and burning with an empyreumatic odor. It is of more recent origin than the anthracite and bituminous coal of the proper coal series. Called also brown coal, wood coal.

Definition of Lignite

1. Noun. A low-grade, brownish-black coal ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lignite

1. a type of coal [n -S] : LIGNITIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Lignite

1. Mineral coal retaining the texture of the wood from which it was formed, and burning with an empyreumatic odour. It is of more recent origin than the anthracite and bituminous coal of the proper coal series. Synonym: brown coal, wood coal. Origin: L. Lignum wood: cf. F. Lignite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lignite

lignifications
lignified
lignifies
ligniform
lignify
lignifying
lignin
lignin-forming peroxidase
lignin peroxidase
ligninase
ligninases
ligninolytic
lignins
ligniperdous
lignireose
lignite (current term)
lignites
lignitic
lignitiferous
lignivorous
lignocaine
lignocellulose
lignocelluloses
lignocellulosic
lignoceric
lignoceric acid
lignoceroyl-CoA ligase
lignoceroyl-CoA oxidase
lignone
lignones

Literary usage of Lignite

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1. Biennial report by North Dakota Geological Survey (1904)
"lignite AND ITS RELATION TO IRRIGATION Possibilities of Bituminous Coal Existing at Greater Depths.— There are no theoretical considerations to support the ..."

2. Energy Policies of IEA Countries by International Energy Agency (2002)
"Low-quality lignite accounts for 82% of Greece's indigenous energy production and ... While lignite use contributes positively to energy supply security, ..."

3. Report of J. Ross Browne on the Mineral Resources of the States and by John Ross Browne (1868)
"lignite beds 38 and 42 have not yet been tested, and very little is known of them. ... The lignite grows better in,quality as'it is wrought further into the ..."

4. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1889)
"German lignite.—The beds of lignite in Saxony and on both banks of the Khine near Cologne are from 10 to 20 yards thick and are covered with 5 to 10 yards ..."

5. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"lignite, or Brown coal, is a substance of more recent geological formation than ... lignite, as mined, is a low-grade fuel with a calorific value of about ..."

6. Fuel, Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous: Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous by John Samuel Stafford Brame (1914)
"In Victoria, Australia, a lignite bed 100 feet thick is found; in Canada it is ... Jet is a form of lignite. As mined, lignite usually contains a very high ..."

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