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gas
American English: /ɡæs/
British English: /ɡas/

Translation of gas in Spanish:

noun plural gases or gasses

  • 1 uncountable and countable (Physics)
    Example sentences
    • The spherical wavefront of expanding gasses and space debris burst past the Aspiration, rocking the vehicle even through the shielding.
    • He looked over his shoulder at the source of the transmission, only to see a rapidly expanding ball of gasses and wreckage.
    • I combined all the ingredients and I tied off the bag leaving plenty of room for the gasses to expand into.
  • 2 uncountable 2.1 (fuel) the central heating runs on gas
    la calefacción central es de or a gas
    to turn the gas on/off/up/down
    encender/apagar/subir/bajar el gas
    natural gas
    (before noun) (ring/stove/lighter/heater)
    de or a gas
    gas canister o cylinder
    bombona (feminine) or (River Plate area) garrafa (feminine) or (Mexico) tanque (masculine) or (Chile) balón (masculine) de gas
    gas central heating
    calefacción (feminine) central a or de gas
    gas poker
    atizador (masculine) de gas
    2.2 (Military)
    Example sentences
    • He made a specialty of chemical and gas warfare and minefields and his war caused a million deaths.
    • Videos from his collection, showing dogs being killed by poisonous gas or a nerve agent, were recently aired on CNN.
    • This year is the 90th anniversary of the invention of modern gas warfare.
    2.3 (anesthetic)
    Example sentences
    • Two other reports exist of nitrous oxide anaesthesia being used in patients with intraocular gas in a closed eye.
    • The condor was put under anaesthetic gas for the 20 minute procedure - carried out by zoo vet Brash in Flamingo Land's own clinic a fortnight ago.
    • He compared being so short of hand towels to running out of anaesthetic gas during an operation.
    Example sentences
    • It can be used as a fuel in power stations to generate electricity or heat as an environmental alternative to burning fossil fuels such as gas, coal and oil.
    • So in the House today, the Greens are advocating, for some reason, the burning of fossil fuels - gas in Auckland and diesel along with wind generation.
    • We can go on to by-products of petroleum such as plastics and with gas as fuel we can do aluminium products with bauxite from Guyana and Jamaica.
  • 4 uncountable (flatulence)
    (American English)
    gases (masculine plural)
    to pass gas [euphemistic]
    eliminar los gases [euphemistic]
    Example sentences
    • This slows down your digestion and can cause gas to build up.
    • For general bloating and gas, over-the-counter products containing simethicone can help.
    • This almost involuntary practice relieves the symptom but it also produces gas and bloating.
  • 6 (something fun, funny) [slang] [dated]to be a gas
    ser muy divertido
    ser un plato (Latin America) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • We both thought it a bit crazy at the time, and we also thought it would be a gas.
    • Since then, it's been a rather gentle decline, although many in the UK during the 80s and 90s still thought I was a gas.
    Example sentences
    • It was great gas and he always ended up feeling glad that he lived in Ireland after he'd watch it.

transitive verb -ss-

  • (Military)
    (kill)
    asfixiar con gas
    (in gas chamber)
    matar en cámara de gas
    he put his head in the oven and gassed himself
    se suicidó metiendo la cabeza en el horno
    Example sentences
    • But it's only at the end of the film that we learn what appears to have really happened: it is he himself who killed his mother, gassing her whilst apparently suffering from a delusion that she is another person.
    • Six death camps were built in occupied Poland to systematically kill people who were gassed and their bodies burned in crematoria.
    • How would he feel if his father had been gassed, shot or hung in Auschwitz or Dachau, instead of his luckier fate, enjoying a good, long life hurling insults at others?

intransitive verb -ss-

  • [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Elsewhere, Ofcom's Communications Market 2004 report found that people are spending loads more time online, oodles more time gassing on their mobile phones but only a smidgen more watching TV.
    • And LA Weekly opined that ‘Lopez and Affleck try not to smile at each other while gassing on and on until you're praying, dear God, please make them shut up and do it so we can all go home in peace’.
    • First, the idea that the acme of being civilised is lying around your dining table gassing about culture and politics in a nice city, while the slaves do the washing up.

Phrasal verbs

gas up

(refuel) (American English) [colloquial] 1.1verb + adverb
llenar el depósito or el tanque
(de gasolina)
cargar nafta (River Plate area)
1.2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + objectto gas up the car
echarle gasolina al coche
cargar nafta (River Plate area)

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