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nitrous oxide

Translation of nitrous oxide in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • óxido (masculine) nitroso
    Example sentences
    • Other trace gases include methane, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and ozone.
    • These gases, including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, absorb heat more readily than do the main constituents of our atmosphere, oxygen and nitrogen.
    • Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and other gases are known collectively as greenhouse gases because they trap heat in the atmosphere.

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