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gas

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noun \ˈgas\

Simple Definition of gas

  • : a substance (such as oxygen or hydrogen) that is like air and has no fixed shape

  • : a gas or mixture of gases that is burned as a fuel

  • : gas in your stomach and intestines that causes pain or discomfort

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gas

plural gases also gasses

  1. 1 :  a fluid (as air) that has neither independent shape nor volume but tends to expand indefinitely

  2. 2 a :  a combustible gas or gaseous mixture for fuel or lighting; especially :  natural gas b :  a gaseous product of digestion; also :  discomfort from this c :  a gas or gaseous mixture used to produce anesthesia d :  a substance that can be used to produce a poisonous, asphyxiating, or irritant atmosphere

  3. 3 :  empty talk :  bombast

  4. 4 :  gasoline; also :  the accelerator pedal of an automotive vehicle

  5. 5 :  driving force :  energy <I was young, and full of gas — H. L. Mencken> <ran out of gas in the seventh inning>

  6. 6 slang :  something that gives pleasure :  delight <the party was a gas>

Examples of gas in a sentence

  1. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas.

  2. We heat our house with gas.

  3. Do you have a gas stove or an electric one?

  4. The car gets good gas mileage.

  5. The car almost ran out of gas.

  6. He was driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake.



Origin of gas

New Latin, alteration of Latin chaos space, chaos


First Known Use: 1779

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gas

verb

Simple Definition of gas

  • : to poison or kill (someone) with gas

  • : to put gasoline in (a car, truck, etc.)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gas

gassedgassing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to talk idly or garrulously

  3. 2 :  to give off gas

  4. 3 :  to fill the tank (as of an automobile) with gasoline —usually used with up

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to supply with gas or especially gasoline <gas up the car>

  7. 2 a :  to treat chemically with gas b :  to poison or otherwise affect adversely with gas

  8. 3 slang :  to please greatly

Examples of gas in a sentence

  1. soldiers gassed on the battlefield

  2. We stopped to gas the car.



1852

First Known Use of gas

1852



GAS Defined for Kids

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gas

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noun \ˈgas\

Definition of gas for Students

plural gases

  1. 1 :  a substance (as oxygen or hydrogen) having no fixed shape and tending to expand without limit

  2. 2 :  natural gas

  3. 3 :  a gas or a mixture of gases used to make a person unconscious (as for an operation)

  4. 4 :  a substance that poisons the air or makes breathing difficult

  5. 5 :  gasoline

  6. 6 :  a gaseous product of digestion or the discomfort caused by it




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gas

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verb

Definition of gas for Students

gassedgassinggasses

  1. 1 :  to poison with gas <“Her boy was gassed in the trenches,” Grandma said. — Richard Peck, A Year Down Yonder>

  2. 2 :  to supply with gas <Gas up the car.>





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