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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

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

There is an incredible renewable energy resource off both coasts of this country - wind and tidal energy that can power our economy, create good paying jobs and reduce greenhouse gas pollution.
Chellie Pingree

No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used, not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists.
Vladimir Putin

And I think it's that time. And I think if you just step aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can maybe still use a plane. Though maybe a smaller one. Not that big gas guzzler you are going around to colleges and talking about student loans and stuff like that.
Clint Eastwood

There's nothing that can replicate the smoky flavor of char, so when I've got the hankering for it, I tell my wife that I'm taking care of dinner. I have three different types of barbecues - a coal, gas and smoker - so I can experiment a lot.
Guy Fieri
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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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