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carbon dioxide

noun

Simple Definition of carbon dioxide

  • : a gas that is produced when people and animals breathe out or when certain fuels are burned and that is used by plants for energy

Full Definition of carbon dioxide

  1. :  a heavy colorless gas CO2 that does not support combustion, dissolves in water to form carbonic acid, is formed especially in animal respiration and in the decay or combustion of animal and vegetable matter, is absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis, and is used in the carbonation of beverages

1869

First Known Use of carbon dioxide

1869

Rhymes with carbon dioxide


CARBON DIOXIDE Defined for Kids

carbon dioxide

noun carbon di·ox·ide \-dī-ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Definition of carbon dioxide

  1. :  a heavy colorless gas that is formed by burning fuels, by the breakdown or burning of animal and plant matter, and by the act of breathing and that is absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis




Medical Dictionary

carbon dioxide

noun

Medical Definition of carbon dioxide

  1. :  a heavy colorless gas CO2 that does not support combustion, dissolves in water to form carbonic acid, is formed especially in animal respiration and in the decay or combustion of animal and vegetable matter, is absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis, and is used in the carbonation of beverages




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