gas·​o·​gene ˈga-sə-ˌjēn How to pronounce gasogene (audio)
: a portable apparatus for carbonating liquids
: an apparatus carried by a vehicle to produce gas for fuel by partial burning of charcoal or wood

Word History


French gazogène, from gaz gas (from New Latin gas) + -o- + -gène -gen

First Known Use

circa 1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gasogene was circa 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Gasogene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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