gas


gas
I.
/gæs / (say gas)

noun (plural gases)
1. Physics a substance consisting of atoms or molecules which are sufficiently mobile for it to occupy the whole of the space in which it is contained.
2. any such fluid substance or mixture of substances, other than air.
3. any such fluid substances used as a fuel for heating or lighting, especially coal gas or natural gas.
4. any such fluid substance or mixture of substances used as an anaesthetic.
5. flatus.
6. Coalmining an explosive mixture of firedamp with air.
7. a mist-like assemblage of fine particles suspended in air, used in warfare to asphyxiate, poison, or stupefy the enemy.
8. Colloquial empty talk.
9. Also, gasser. Colloquial something great, wonderful.
adjective
10. relating to, fuelled by, produced by, or involving gas: a gas pipe; a gas stove; a gas leak.
11. Colloquial great, wonderful: a gas idea.
verb (gassed, gassing)
verb (t)
12. to supply with gas.
13. to affect, overcome, or asphyxiate with gas or fumes.
14. to treat or impregnate with gas.
15. Colloquial to talk nonsense or speak boastfully to.
verb (i)
16. to give off gas, as a storage battery being charged.
17. Colloquial to indulge in empty talk idly.
{suggested by Greek chaos chaos; coined by JB van Helmont, 1577–1644}
gasless, adjective
II.
/gæs / (say gas) Colloquial

noun
1. Chiefly US petrol.
phrase
2. step on the gas, to hurry.
{shortened form of gasoline}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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