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Definition 1: a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for coal in the sense of this definition

(coal is a kind of ...) a piece broken off or cut off of something else

"a fragment of rock"

Definition 2: fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period - [noun denoting substance]

(coal is a kind of ...) fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content

(coal is a kind of ...) matter produced by plants or growing in the manner of a plant

(... is a kind of coal ) a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat

(... is a kind of coal ) rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame

(... is a kind of coal ) intermediate between peat and bituminous coal

(... is a kind of coal ) coal suitable for use under steam boilers

(coal is made of the substance ...) an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

Definition 3: take in coal - [verb of contact]

Samples where coal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The big ship coaled

(coal is a kind of ...) fold up

"take in the sails"

Definition 4: supply with coal - [verb of possession]

(coal is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

Definition 5: burn to charcoal - [verb of weather]

Samples where coal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything

Synonyms for coal in the sense of this definition

(coal is a kind of ...) cause to burn or combust

"The sun burned off the fog" "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

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