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Definition of Gas

Gas

  1. An aeriform fluid; -- a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen, etc., in distinction from vapors, as steam, which become liquid on a reduction of temperature. In present usage, since all of the supposed permanent gases have been liquified by cold and pressure, the term has resumed nearly its original signification, and is applied to any substance in the elastic or aeriform state.
  2. A complex mixture of gases, of which the most important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas, and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood, oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating purposes.
  3. Laughing gas.
  4. Any irrespirable aeriform fluid.
  5. To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers; as, to gas thread.
  6. To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder.
  7. to expose to a poisonous or noxious gas
  8. Gasoline.

Gas Quotations

When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light, he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I'm sure it made the work seem that much more urgent.
George Carlin

The problem is that everywhere the gas drilling industry goes, a trail of water contamination, air pollution, health concerns and betrayal of basic American civic and community values follows.
Josh Fox

There is an urgent need to stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, dramatically reduce wasted energy, and significantly shift our power supplies from oil, coal, and natural gas to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources.
Bill McKibben

Burning carbon-based substances like oil, gas, and especially coal, produces billions of tons of extra carbon dioxide each year. Methane gas from cows and pigs and other animals on our large farms ends up in the atmosphere as well, trapping more of the sun's energy as heat.
Bill Nye

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
Richard P. Feynman
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Gas Translations

gas in Afrikaans is gas
gas in Dutch is gas
gas in Finnish is kaasu
gas in French is gaz
gas in German is Gas, benzin
gas in Italian is gas, benzina
gas in Norwegian is gass
gas in Spanish is gas, bencina
gas in Swedish is gas, bensin, gasa, prat
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