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carbon dioxide

carbon dioxide

noun

: 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

:  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

First Known Use of CARBON DIOXIDE

1869

Rhymes with CARBON DIOXIDE

carbon dioxide

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARBON DIOXIDE

:  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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