Meaning of BRIQUETTE in English


I. noun

also bri·quet (ˈ)bri|ket, usu -ed.+V

( -s )

Etymology: French briquette, diminutive of brique brick — more at brick

: a compact mass often in the shape of a brick formed usually finely divided material (as coal dust or sawdust for fuel or metal powders for smelting) by mixing with a binder, by pressure, or both

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to form (as coal dust or metal powders) into briquettes

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