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See definition of peat on Dictionary.com
  • as inbog
  • as insod
  • as insod
  • as inturf
  • as inturf

synonyms for peat

  • lowland
  • marshland
  • wetlands
  • fen
  • marsh
  • mire
  • morass
  • moss
  • quag
  • quagmire
  • slough
  • sump
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How to use peat in a sentence

Most temperate forests, which exist at lower latitudes in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, lack the carbon-rich peat and soil that fuel zombie fires.
READERS DISCUSS THE 1921 TULSA RACE MASSACRE, ZOMBIE FIRES AND MORESCIENCE NEWS STAFFAUGUST 8, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
This suggests some of the peat carbon must instead have gone back into the land as plants grew, according to the researchers.
AN ENORMOUS MISSING CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING MAY HAVE BEEN RIGHT UNDER OUR FEETCHRIS MOONEYJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If humans cut into a lot of peat historically, then another way to balance the carbon budget is to assume they did less deforesting, a process that also results in emissions.
AN ENORMOUS MISSING CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING MAY HAVE BEEN RIGHT UNDER OUR FEETCHRIS MOONEYJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In its normal state, peat slowly pulls carbon out of the atmosphere — unless you disturb it.
AN ENORMOUS MISSING CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING MAY HAVE BEEN RIGHT UNDER OUR FEETCHRIS MOONEYJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Massive losses of tropical peat are even now occurring in countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, for instance, so global losses will be higher.
AN ENORMOUS MISSING CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING MAY HAVE BEEN RIGHT UNDER OUR FEETCHRIS MOONEYJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
All that peat carbon must have gone somewhere, and we already know how much carbon is in the atmosphere.
AN ENORMOUS MISSING CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING MAY HAVE BEEN RIGHT UNDER OUR FEETCHRIS MOONEYJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
With poor understanding about peat locations, and poor reporting about land conversion, experts say, many countries can’t fully account for peat emissions even now.
AN ENORMOUS MISSING CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING MAY HAVE BEEN RIGHT UNDER OUR FEETCHRIS MOONEYJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He had nearly bitten his swollen tongue in two falling over an unseen peat-cutting, and blood-flecked foam gathered on his lips.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
It must be carefully composted with peat, and turned over several times before being used.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
It is sometimes mixed with lime or gypsum, and dried with heat, and sometimes with animal charcoal or peat charcoal.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
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WORDS RELATED TO PEAT

  • fen
  • lowland
  • marsh
  • marshland
  • mire
  • morass
  • moss
  • peat
  • quag
  • quagmire
  • slough
  • sump
  • wetlands
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.