WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
destructive distillation, [Chem.]
  1. Chemistrythe decomposition of a substance, as wood or coal, by heating with a minimal exposure to air, and the collection of the volatile products formed.
  • 1825–35

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
destructive distillation n
  1. the decomposition of a complex substance, such as wood or coal, by heating it in the absence of air and collecting the volatile products
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