Definition of lignitic in US English:

lignitic

adjective

  • See lignite

    • ‘It is capped by the above mentioned sandstone unit and grades into lignitic clay below.’
    • ‘Undifferentiated gray to buff sand and gravel, gray to brown lignitic silt and clay, occasional boulders, and rare shell beds.’
    • ‘The objective of this study was to gain more insight to what extent spatial heterogeneity of soil hydraulic parameters contributes to preferential flow at a lignitic mine soil.’
    • ‘The Oligo-Miocene succession consists of interbedded clays and sandstones with subordinate lignitic horizons and several thick conglomeratic units towards the base of the Oligocene.’
    • ‘The major limitation for using lignitic and sub bituminous Pakistani coals as fuels, is their high sulphur content.’

Pronunciation

lignitic

/liɡˈnitik/