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    gas - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gas

    Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : gaseous state
    Definition
    (noun) a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely Definition
    (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 : gasolene , gasoline , petrol
    Definition
    (noun) a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    Synonyms : flatulence , flatulency
    Definition
    (noun) a pedal that controls the throttle valve
    Example Sentence
    • he stepped on the gas
    Definition
    (noun) a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
    Synonyms : natural gas
    Definition
    (verb) attack with gas; subject to gas fumes
    Example Sentence
    • The despot gassed the rebellious tribes
    Definition
    (verb) show off
    Synonyms : blow , bluster , boast , brag , gasconade , shoot a line , swash , tout , vaunt
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