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gas Inglés Estadounidense

An airlike fluid substance which expands freely to fill any space available, irrespective of its quantity

CS gas Inglés Estadounidense

A powerful form of tear gas used particularly in the control of riots

gas cap Inglés Estadounidense

A cap that closes the pipe leading to the gas tank of a motor vehicle

gas jet Inglés Estadounidense

Another term for gas burner

gas log Inglés Estadounidense

A gas-burning appliance consisting of a gas burner made to resemble a log, used in a fireplace to simulate the effect of a burning log

gas oil Inglés Estadounidense

A type of fuel oil distilled from petroleum

off-gas Inglés Estadounidense

A gas that is given off, especially one emitted as the byproduct of a chemical process

oil gas Inglés Estadounidense

A gaseous mixture derived from mineral oils by destructive distillation

coal gas Inglés Estadounidense

A mixture of gases (chiefly hydrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide) obtained by the destructive distillation of coal and formerly used for lighting and heating

Calor gas Inglés Estadounidense

Liquefied butane stored under pressure in portable containers, used domestically as a substitute for mains gas and in camping as a portable fuel

gas fire Inglés Estadounidense

A domestic heating appliance which uses gas as its fuel

gas-fired Inglés Estadounidense

Using a combustible gas as its fuel

gas giant Inglés Estadounidense

A large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune

gas laws Inglés Estadounidense

The physical laws that describe the properties of gases, including Boyle’s and Charles' laws

gas mask Inglés Estadounidense

A protective mask used to cover a person’s face as a defense against poisonous gas

gas pedal Inglés Estadounidense

The pedal that controls the speed of a vehicle’s engine

gas plant Inglés Estadounidense

An aromatic Eurasian plant of the rue family, with showy white flowers and fragrant leaves that emit a flammable vapor. This can sometimes be ignited without harming the plant

gas-tight Inglés Estadounidense

Sealed so as to prevent the leakage of gas

ideal gas Inglés Estadounidense

A hypothetical gas whose molecules occupy negligible space and have no interactions, and that consequently obeys the gas laws exactly

inert gas Inglés Estadounidense

another term for noble gas.

rare gas Inglés Estadounidense

another term for noble gas.

shale gas Inglés Estadounidense

Natural gas occurring within or extracted from shale

swamp gas Inglés Estadounidense

another term for marsh gas.

tail gas Inglés Estadounidense

Gas produced in a refinery and not required for further processing

tear gas Inglés Estadounidense

Gas that causes severe irritation to the eyes, chiefly used in riot control to force crowds to disperse

water gas Inglés Estadounidense

A fuel gas consisting mainly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, made by passing steam over incandescent coke

marsh gas Inglés Estadounidense

Methane, especially as generated by decaying matter in marshes

nerve gas Inglés Estadounidense

A poisonous vapor that rapidly disables or kills by disrupting the transmission of nerve impulses

noble gas Inglés Estadounidense

Any of the gaseous elements helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon, occupying Group 0 (18) of the periodic table. They were long believed to be totally unreactive but compounds of xenon, krypton, and radon are now known

blister gas Inglés Estadounidense

Poison gas which causes blisters on and intense irritation to the skin

bottled gas Inglés Estadounidense

Butane or propane gas stored under pressure in portable tanks

gas burner Inglés Estadounidense

A nozzle or jet through which gas is released to burn, e.g., on a stove

gas chamber Inglés Estadounidense

An airtight room that can be filled with poisonous gas as a means of execution

gas fitter Inglés Estadounidense

A person trained to connect, disconnect, and service gas fittings and appliances

gas guzzler Inglés Estadounidense

An automobile with high fuel consumption

gas station Inglés Estadounidense

An establishment beside a road selling gasoline and oil

gas turbine Inglés Estadounidense

A turbine driven by expanding hot gases produced by burning fuel, as in a jet engine

poison gas Inglés Estadounidense

Poisonous gas or vapor, used especially to disable or kill an enemy in warfare

mustard gas Inglés Estadounidense

A colorless oily liquid whose vapor is a powerful irritant and vesicant, used in chemical weapons

natural gas Inglés Estadounidense

Flammable gas, consisting largely of methane and other hydrocarbons, occurring naturally underground (often in association with petroleum) and used as fuel

perfect gas Inglés Estadounidense

another term for ideal gas.

gas constant Inglés Estadounidense

The constant of proportionality in the gas equation. It is equal to 8.314 joule kelvin1 mole1

gas equation Inglés Estadounidense

The equation of state of an ideal gas, PV = nRT, where P = pressure, V = volume, T = absolute temperature, R = the gas constant, and n = the number of moles of gas

gas gangrene Inglés Estadounidense

Rapidly spreading gangrene occurring in dirty wounds infected by bacteria that give off a foul-smelling gas

gas-permeable Inglés Estadounidense

(Of a contact lens) allowing the diffusion of gases into and out of the cornea

laughing gas Inglés Estadounidense

nontechnical term for nitrous oxide.

producer gas Inglés Estadounidense

A low-grade fuel gas consisting largely of nitrogen and carbon monoxide, formed by passing air, or air and steam, through red-hot carbon

synthesis gas Inglés Estadounidense

A mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen produced industrially, especially from coal, and used as a feedstock in making synthetic chemicals

greenhouse gas Inglés Estadounidense

A gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation, e.g., carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons

gas chromatograph Inglés Estadounidense

A device or apparatus used in gas chromatography to separate the constituents of a volatile substance


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