Associations to the word «Gas»


GAS, noun. (uncountable) (chemistry) Matter in a state intermediate between liquid and plasma that can be contained only if it is fully surrounded by a solid (or in a bubble of liquid) (or held together by gravitational pull); it can condense into a liquid, or can (rarely) become a solid directly.
GAS, noun. (countable) (chemistry) A chemical element or compound in such a state.
GAS, noun. (uncountable) A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture (typically predominantly methane) used as a fuel, e.g. for cooking, heating, electricity generation or as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles.
GAS, noun. (countable) A hob on a gas cooker.
GAS, noun. (US) Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process.
GAS, noun. (slang) A humorous or entertaining event or person.
GAS, noun. (baseball) A fastball.
GAS, verb. (transitive) To kill with poisonous gas.
GAS, verb. (intransitive) To talk, chat.
GAS, verb. (intransitive) To emit gas.
GAS, verb. (transitive) To impregnate with gas.
GAS, verb. (transitive) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers.
GAS, noun. (uncountable) (US) Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.
GAS, noun. (US) Gas pedal.
GAS, verb. (US) To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.
GAS, verb. (US) To fill (a vehicle's fuel tank) with fuel.
GAS, adjective. (Ireland) (colloquial) comical, zany.
GAS, proper noun. A commune in Eure-et-Loir, France.
GAS, proper noun. A city in Kansas.
GAS AND AIR, noun. A mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen in the ratio 1:1 commonly used as a mild analgesic and anaesthetic in medicine, particularly during childbirth, for dental procedures, and in emergency medicine.
GAS AND DASH, noun. (Canada and US) (informal) (often hyphenated (especially when used attributively)) The act of driving away from a gasoline station without paying after filling one's gas tank.
GAS AND DASH, verb. (Canada and US) (informal) (sometimes hyphenated) To commit this act.
GAS AND GAITERS, noun. A pleasant situation
GAS AND GAITERS, noun. Pomposity and verbosity
GAS AND GO, noun. Alternative term for gas and dash
GAS AND GO, verb. Alternative term for gas and dash
GAS BAR, noun. (Canada) filling station
GAS BARS, noun. Plural of gas bar
GAS BLADDER, noun. (ichthyology) An internal organ that fish use to control their buoyancy, allowing them to maintain or change depth by changing their density.
GAS BLADDERS, noun. Plural of gas bladder
GAS BOTTLE, noun. Common term for a gas cylinder
GAS BOTTLES, noun. Plural of gas bottle
GAS CENTRIFUGE, noun. (physics) A tall, slim centrifuge that is used to separate gases containing different isotopes
GAS CHAMBER, noun. A sealed chamber in which people are executed with poison gas
GAS CHAMBERS, noun. Plural of gas chamber
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, noun. Gas-liquid chromatography
GAS CLATHRATE, noun. A gas hydrate
GAS CLATHRATES, noun. Plural of gas clathrate
GAS COAL, noun. A bituminous or hydrogenous coal yielding a high percentage of volatile material, and therefore available for the manufacture of illuminating gas.
GAS CONSTANT, noun. (physics) a universal constant, R, that appears in the ideal gas law, (PV = nRT), derived from two fundamental constants, the Boltzman constant and Avogadro's number, (R = NAk)
GAS CONSTANTS, noun. Plural of gas constant
GAS CYLINDER, noun. A cylindrical vessel capable of containing a compressed gas at high pressure.
GAS CYLINDERS, noun. Plural of gas cylinder
GAS DYNAMICS, noun. (physics) The part of fluid dynamics concerning gases
GAS FIRE, noun. A fireplace or heater whose flames are fuelled with combustible gas.
GAS FIRES, noun. Plural of gas fire
GAS GAUGE, noun. A gauge in a vehicle that shows how much gasoline the vehicle has.
GAS GAUGES, noun. Plural of gas gauge
GAS GENERATOR, noun. (aerospace) A mechanical device that uses a chemical reaction to produce a gas as an output
GAS GENERATOR, noun. (engineering) (US) an electrical generator that runs on gasoline
GAS GIANT, noun. (astronomy) A large planet composed mostly of gaseous hydrogen and helium, along with methane and ammonia; possibly with a solid core.
GAS GIANTS, noun. Plural of gas giant
GAS GUZZLER, noun. (slang) a vehicle that consumes a large amount of fuel
GAS GUZZLERS, noun. Plural of gas guzzler
GAS HYDRATE, noun. (chemistry) a crystalline compound having an isometric ice lattice containing cages that incorporate small guest gas molecules; they are stable at moderate pressure and low temperature
GAS HYDRATES, noun. Plural of gas hydrate
GAS JAR, noun. (sciences) A container used for collecting gas from experiments. It looks like a tube with a broad base and a broad opening.
GAS JARS, noun. Plural of gas jar
GAS LINE, noun. A pipe or hose connecting a gas appliance to the main supply of natural gas for the apartment, office or building.
GAS LINE, noun. A queue out of a service station where people in automobiles wait their turn to make a purchase of gasoline.
GAS LINE, noun. A pipeline used to transport natural gas.
GAS LINE, noun. The pipe used to carry gasoline in a vehicle from the fuel tank to the engine.
GAS LINES, noun. Plural of gas line
GAS MAIN, noun. The conduit through which natural gas is conveyed to users.
GAS MAINS, noun. Plural of gas main
GAS MANTLE, noun. The incandescent gauze surrounding the flame in a gas lamp. It contains rare earths to enhance the light output.
GAS MANTLES, noun. Plural of gas mantle
GAS MARK, noun. (chiefly British) a scale of temperatures in domestic gas cookers
GAS MARKS, noun. Plural of gas mark
GAS MASK, noun. A covering for the face with a filter to protect the user from poisonous gas
GAS MASKS, noun. Plural of gas mask
GAS MECHANICS, noun. (physics) The branch of fluid mechanics that deals with the action of forces on gases.
GAS PEDAL, noun. (US) (automobiles) Accelerator; foot control for fuel flow.
GAS PLANT, noun. A fragrant perennial in the rue family that gives off so much volatile essential oil that it sometimes can be lit and will burn briefly without harming the plant, Dictamnus albus
GAS PUMP, noun. A device at a gas station the dispenses gasoline.
GAS PUMPS, noun. Plural of gas pump
GAS STATION, noun. (North America) A place which sells gasoline to pump directly into a car or into an approved container.
GAS STATIONS, noun. Plural of gas station
GAS SYRINGE, noun. (analytical chemistry) An item of laboratory equipment used to withdraw a volume of gas from a closed chemical system, for measurement and / or analysis.
GAS SYRINGES, noun. Plural of gas syringe
GAS TANK, noun. (US) A fuel tank for gasoline built into equipment, especially vehicles.
GAS TANKS, noun. Plural of gas tank
GAS TAR, noun. Coal tar
GAS TRUCK, noun. A truck designed to store gasoline which is being delivered to gas stations.
GAS TRUCKS, noun. Plural of gas truck
GAS TURBINE, noun. An internal combustion engine consisting of a compressor, a combustion chamber and a turbine, where the turbine mechanically powers the compressor.
GAS TURBINES, noun. Plural of gas turbine
GAS UP, verb. (transitive) (US) (slang) To fill the gas tank of an automobile with fuel.
GAS WASHER, noun. A gasworks apparatus within which gas from the condenser is brought in contact with a falling stream of water, to precipitate the tar remaining in it.
GAS WATER, noun. Water through which gas has been passed for purification, and used for the manufacture of sal ammoniac, carbonate of ammonia, and Prussian blue.

Dictionary definition

GAS, 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.
GAS, noun. A fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely.
GAS, 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.
GAS, noun. A state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal.
GAS, noun. A pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas".
GAS, noun. A fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes.
GAS, verb. Attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes".
GAS, verb. Show off.

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