Translation of gas in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /gæs/

noun/nombre (plural gases or , gasses)

  • 1 u and c [Physics/Física] gas (masculine)
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    • 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/no numerable 2.1 (fuel) gas (masculine) 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 gas natural (before noun/delante del nombre) [ring/stove/lighter/heater] de or a gas gas canister o cylinder bombona (feminine) or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) garrafa (feminine) or (Mexico/México) 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/Militar] gas (masculine)
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    • 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) gas (masculine)
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    • 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.
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    • 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/no numerable (flatulence) (American English/inglés norteamericano) gases (masculine plural), flatulencia (feminine) to pass gas [euphemistic/eufemístico] eliminar los gases [euphemistic/eufemístico]
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    • 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.
  • 5 5.1 uncountable/no numerable (idle comments) [colloquial/familiar] cháchara (feminine) 5.2 (gossip session) (British English/inglés británico) (no plural/sin plural) [colloquial/familiar] [dated/anticuado] to have a gas chismear [colloquial/familiar], cotillear (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • But we do know she encountered them in her attempt to stop and get gas.
    • The Turkish move to stop buying gas altogether paid off and Iran finally agreed to decrease the prices.
    • Sometimes Bud stops to get gas, and this always feels like a momentous occasion.
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    • He stepped on the gas and the rear end of his car first swerved gently to the right, and then to the left.
    • As soon as she was out of the car, Ray stepped on the gas and shot forward, trying to run over my grandmother.
    • The victim reported that she placed her vehicle in reverse and ducked down as she stepped on the gas swerving back and forth out of the immediate intersection.
  • 6 (sth fun, funny) [slang/argot] [dated/anticuado] to be a gas ser* muy divertido, ser* un plato (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • 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.
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    • It was great gas and he always ended up feeling glad that he lived in Ireland after he'd watch it.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-ss-)

  • [Military/Militar] gasear; (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

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-ss-)

Phrasal verbs

gas up

(refuel) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio llenar el depósito or el tanque ([ de gasolina ]) cargar* nafta (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) 1.2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento to gas up the car echarle gasolina al coche, cargar* nafta (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)

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