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GAS





Definition:

  1. [noun] the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container

  2. [noun] a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

  3. [noun] a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
    Synonyms: oline, olene, petrol

  4. [noun] a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    Synonyms: flatulence, flatulency

  5. [noun] a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
    Synonyms: accelerator, accelerator pedal, pedal, throttle, gun

  6. [noun] a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
    Synonyms: natural

  7. [verb] attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"

  8. [verb] show off
    Synonyms: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, blow, bluster, vaunt, conade

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