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carbon dioxide


carbon dioxide

noun

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
February 28, 2015
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