Definition of outgas in English:


Line breaks: out¦gas
Pronunciation: /aʊtˈgas

verb (outgases, outgassing, outgassed)

[with object]
  • Release or give off (a substance) as a gas or vapour: glue may outgas smelly volatile organic compounds (as adjective outgassed) the outgassed products of volcanoes [no object]: samples are heated and begin to outgas
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    • Additionally, the foam does not outgas harmful chemicals and it offers no nutritive value to termites.
    • Synthetic carpets outgas hazardous chemicals, including neurotoxic solvents from the carpet backing and formaldehyde, a carcinogen.
    • That's good news, since vinyl outgases toxic chemicals that can cause a range of health problems.

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