air gas


Definition of air gas

1 : a combustible gas made by charging air with the vapor of some volatile hydrocarbon mixture (as gasoline) and used for lighting and heating
2 : a producer gas consisting chiefly of carbon monoxide and nitrogen and made by blowing air into a producer

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First Known Use of air gas

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Air gas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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