A fuel such as coal, oil and natural gas which has formed over many years through the decomposition
of deposited vegetation which was under extreme pressure of an overburden of earth.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167
(Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990))
on page 2190
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