gaseous

adjective
gas·​eous | \ ˈga-sē-əs How to pronounce gaseous (audio) , ˈga-shəs\

Definition of gaseous

1 : having the form of or being gas also : of or relating to gases
2a : lacking substance or solidity
b : gassy sense 3 trick phrases and gaseous circumlocutions— Edwin Newman

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Other Words from gaseous

gaseousness noun

Examples of gaseous in a Sentence

a substance changing from a liquid to a gaseous state a pompous professor known for his gaseous lectures that often put students to sleep

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In an effort to cool down, humans perspire by sweating liquid water, but plants transpire by sweating gaseous water vapor. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, ""Corn sweat" makes heat wave even more dangerous," 22 July 2019 Some were frozen or stored in gaseous helium after Apollo 11 splashed down and have remained untouched since. Fox News, "Apollo 11: Never-before-seen video reveals lunar samples were searched for signs of life," 18 July 2019 The extreme ultraviolet lasers had to be produced using two red optical laser pulses shot into a collection of gaseous argon atoms. Adam Mann, National Geographic, "Physicists discover croissant-shaped twists of light," 27 June 2019 Exoplanets vary greatly across the galaxy: some are rocky, others are icy, and the biggest ones are gaseous. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New Planet "Fingerprint" System Will Help Find Habitable Exoplanets," 31 July 2018 Some were frozen or stored in gaseous helium after Apollo 11 splashed down and have remained untouched since. Fox News, "Apollo 11: Never-before-seen video reveals lunar samples were searched for signs of life," 18 July 2019 Some of the soil and bits of rock were vacuum-packed on the moon – and never exposed to Earth’s atmosphere – or frozen or stored in gaseous helium following splashdown and then left untouched. USA TODAY, "Moon rocks, Misty of Chincoteague, Haiku Stairs: News from around our 50 states," 28 June 2019 Spitzer is an infrared detective and by illuminating dust, the telescope also allows astronomers to see dense gaseous areas between stars that are normally difficult to detect. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Dazzling new views of the Whirlpool galaxy captured by NASA," 27 June 2019 Some of the soil and bits of rock were vacuum-packed on the moon — and never exposed to Earth’s atmosphere — or frozen or stored in gaseous helium following splashdown and then left untouched. Marcia Dunn, The Denver Post, "NASA to open moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of gaseous

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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gaseous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gaseous

: having the form of gas

gaseous

adjective
gas·​eous | \ ˈga-sē-əs How to pronounce gaseous (audio) , ˈga-shəs\

Kids Definition of gaseous

1 : having the form of gas The substance changed from a liquid to a gaseous state.
2 : of or relating to gas gaseous odors

gaseous

adjective
gas·​eous | \ ˈgas-ē-əs How to pronounce gaseous (audio) , ˈgash-əs How to pronounce gaseous (audio) \

Medical Definition of gaseous

: having the form of or being gas also : of or relating to gases

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