anthracite NOUN hard coal that burns with little flame and smoke.
ORIGIN Greek anthrakits, from anthrax 'coal' .

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  • Anthracite — (Greek Ανθρακίτης, literally a type of coal , from Anthrax [Άνθραξ] , coal) is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high lustre. It has the highest carbon count and contains the fewest impurities of all coals, despite its lower… …   Wikipedia

  • anthracite — [ ɑ̃trasit ] n. m. • 1803; a désigné depuis le XVIe diverses roches; du gr. anthrax, akos « charbon » ♦ Charbon (houille) d une variété très pure, donnant peu de cendres lors de sa combustion lente. Qui contient de l anthracite (anthraciteux,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Anthracite — An thra*cite, n. [L. anthracites a kind of bloodstone; fr. Gr. ? like coals, fr. ?, ?, coal or charcoal. Cf. {Anthrax}.] A hard, compact variety of mineral coal, of high luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no bitumen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthracite — (n.) non bituminous coal, 1812, earlier (c.1600) a type of ruby like gem described by Pliny, from L. anthracites bloodstone, semi precious gem, from Gk. anthrakites coal like, from anthrax (gen. anthrakos) live coal (see ANTHRAX (Cf. anthrax)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • anthracite — [an′thrə sīt΄] n. [Gr anthrakitis, kind of coal < anthrax, coal] a shiny black, hard, metamorphic coal that contains a low percentage of volatile matter and burns with a smokeless flame: also called hard coal: see BITUMINOUS COAL anthracitic… …   English World dictionary

  • Anthracite — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Anthracite (homonymie). L anthracite (du grec anthrax, Άνθραξ, charbon) est une roche sédimentaire d origine organique. C est une variété de charbon grise, noirâtre et brillante extraite des mines. Il contient 92 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • anthracite — anthracitic /an threuh sit ik/, anthracitous /an threuh suy teuhs/, adj. /an threuh suyt /, n. a mineral coal containing little of the volatile hydrocarbons and burning almost without flame; hard coal. Also called anthracite coal. [1810 15; prob …   Universalium

  • Anthracite —   The highest rank of coal; used primarily for residential and commercial space heating. It is a hard, brittle, and black lustrous coal, often referred to as hard coal, containing a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile …   Energy terms

  • Anthracite — Coal Coal (k[=o]l), n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G. kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr. jval to burn. Cf. {Kiln}, {Collier}.] 1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthracite — antracitas statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Juodos, dažniausiai pilko atspalvio, metalinio blizgesio degiosios iškasamosios akmens anglys. Tai labiausiai suanglėjusios akmens anglys. Naudojamosios masės sudėtis: (93–97) % anglies, (1–3) %… …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

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