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gas US English

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

CS gas US English

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

gas cap US English

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

gas jet US English

Another term for gas burner

gas log US English

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 US English

A type of fuel oil distilled from petroleum

off-gas US English

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

oil gas US English

A gaseous mixture derived from mineral oils by destructive distillation

coal gas US English

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 US English

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 US English

A domestic heating appliance which uses gas as its fuel

gas-fired US English

Using a combustible gas as its fuel

gas giant US English

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

gas laws US English

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

gas mask US English

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

gas pedal US English

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

gas plant US English

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 US English

Sealed so as to prevent the leakage of gas

ideal gas US English

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

inert gas US English

another term for noble gas.

rare gas US English

another term for noble gas.

shale gas US English

Natural gas occurring within or extracted from shale

swamp gas US English

another term for marsh gas.

tail gas US English

Gas produced in a refinery and not required for further processing

tear gas US English

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

water gas US English

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

marsh gas US English

Methane, especially as generated by decaying matter in marshes

nerve gas US English

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

noble gas US English

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 US English

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

bottled gas US English

Butane or propane gas stored under pressure in portable tanks

gas burner US English

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

gas chamber US English

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

gas fitter US English

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

gas guzzler US English

An automobile with high fuel consumption

gas station US English

An establishment beside a road selling gasoline and oil

gas turbine US English

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

poison gas US English

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

mustard gas US English

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

natural gas US English

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

perfect gas US English

another term for ideal gas.

gas constant US English

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

gas equation US English

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 US English

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

gas-permeable US English

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

laughing gas US English

nontechnical term for nitrous oxide.

producer gas US English

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 US English

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

greenhouse gas US English

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

gas chromatograph US English

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


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