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ozone

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noun \ˈō-ˌzōn\

Simple Definition of ozone

  • : a form of oxygen that is found in a layer high in the earth's atmosphere

  • : fresh healthy air especially near the sea

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ozone

  1. 1 :  a triatomic very reactive form of oxygen that is a bluish irritating gas of pungent odor, that is a major air pollutant in the lower atmosphere but a beneficial component of the upper atmosphere, and that is used for oxidizing, bleaching, disinfecting, and deodorizing

  2. 2 :  pure and refreshing air <relished the ozone of morning>

ozonic

play \ō-ˈzō-nik, -ˈzä-\ adjective

Examples of ozone in a sentence

  1. Scientists are concerned about ozone depletion.

  2. A light breeze filled the rooms of our seaside cottage with ozone.



Origin and Etymology of ozone

German Ozon, from Greek ozōn, present participle of ozein to smell — more at odor


First Known Use: circa 1840

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OZONE Defined for Kids

ozone

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noun \ˈō-ˌzōn\

Definition of ozone for Students

  1. :  a faintly blue form of oxygen that is present in the air in small quantities




Medical Dictionary

ozone

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noun \ˈō-ˌzōn\

Medical Definition of ozone

  1. :  a triatomic very reactive form of oxygen that is a bluish irritating gas of pungent odor, that is formed naturally in the atmosphere by a photochemical reaction and is a major air pollutant in the lower atmosphere but a beneficial component of the upper atmosphere, and that is used for oxidizing, bleaching, disinfecting, and deodorizing

ozonic

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