carbon monoxide

noun

Definition of carbon monoxide

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

First Known Use of carbon monoxide

1868


CARBON MONOXIDE Defined for English Language Learners

carbon monoxide

noun

Definition of carbon monoxide for English Language Learners

  • : a poisonous gas that is formed when carbon is not completely burned and especially when gasoline is burned in car engines


CARBON MONOXIDE Defined for Kids

carbon monoxide

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

Definition of carbon monoxide for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

carbon monoxide

noun

Medical Definition of carbon monoxide

  1. :  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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