carbon monoxide

noun

Definition of carbon monoxide

: a colorless odorless very toxic gas CO that is formed as a product of the incomplete combustion of carbon or a carbon compound

Examples of carbon monoxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least five people died from carbon monoxide poisoning, and more than 590 residents sought care in emergency rooms after exposure to the gas. NBC News, 4 Mar. 2022 Asked by Blackwell, Fowler said there’s no reference in Floyd’s records of a blood test for carbon monoxide. Crystal D. Carter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2021 The fine covered a series of violations from 2017 to 2020, during which monitoring for carbon monoxide was found several times to be inadequate. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 1 July 2021 Mangina said authorities tested the area for carbon monoxide, but the tests were negative. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 20 May 2021 Asked by Blackwell, Fowler said there’s no reference in Floyd’s records of a blood test for carbon monoxide. Eric Ferkenhoff, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2021 But Floyd's blood was never tested for carbon monoxide. Amy Forliti, Star Tribune, 14 Apr. 2021 Floyd's blood was not tested for carbon monoxide, the doctor added. Marlene Lenthang, ABC News, 14 Apr. 2021 The memo described high carbon monoxide levels at the site and the perils of using electrical power tools in pools of water. Ray Sanchez And Kevin Conlon, CNN, 22 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of carbon monoxide

1868, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jun 2022

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“Carbon monoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbon%20monoxide. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for carbon monoxide

carbon monoxide

noun
carbon mon·​ox·​ide | \ -mə-ˈnäk-ˌsīd \

Kids Definition of carbon monoxide

: a colorless odorless very poisonous gas formed by incomplete burning of carbon

carbon monoxide

noun

Medical Definition of carbon monoxide

: a colorless odorless very toxic gas CO that burns to carbon dioxide with a blue flame and is formed as a product of the incomplete combustion of carbon

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