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
Full Definition of ozone
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 : pure and refreshing air <relished the ozone of morning>
Examples of ozone
Scientists are concerned about ozone depletion.
A light breeze filled the rooms of our seaside cottage with ozone.
Origin 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
Definition of ozone
: a faintly blue form of oxygen that is present in the air in small quantities
Medical Definition of ozone
: 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
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