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[gas-uh-fahy] /ˈgæs əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), gasified, gasifying.
to convert into or become a gas.
Origin of gasify
1820-30; gas + -ify
Related forms
gasifiable, adjective
gasification, noun
gasifier, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gasify
  • The multi-hearth furnace can gasify carbonaceous wastes into utility energy and is a proven technology.
  • Tomorrow's power fleet likely will be increasingly comprised of advanced plants that gasify coal rather than burning it.
  • gasify lignites to produce liquid fuels, hydrogen and power.
  • The proposed plant would gasify lignite and convert it into ultra-clean diesel along with other fuels and petrochemicals.
  • Longer residence times are likely needed to fully gasify the char.
British Dictionary definitions for gasify


verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to make into or become a gas
to subject (coal, etc) to destructive distillation to produce gas, esp for use as a fuel
Derived Forms
gasifiable, adjective
gasification, noun
gasifier, noun
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