Associations to the word «Shale»


SHALE, noun. A shell or husk; a cod or pod.
SHALE, noun. (geology) A fine-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable, structure.
SHALE, verb. To take off the shell or coat of.
SHALE GAS, noun. Natural gas extracted from shale.
SHALE OIL, noun. A synthetic crude oil obtained by the pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution of oil shale.
SHALE OIL, noun. A crude oil obtained from low permeability petroleum-bearing formations (shales), known as tight oil.

Dictionary definition

SHALE, noun. A sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay.

Wise words

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