inert gas


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Recent Examples on the Web The wire is surrounded by a glass bulb that is usually filled with an inert gas. Michael Smolenscolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 The sophisticated brewing apparatus pulls nitrogen from the atmosphere, compresses the inert gas and carbonates Grid City’s brew directly in the beer lines, allowing Gross to pour one of the smoothest brown ales in Utah. Jeff Parrott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Nov. 2021 The needle pierces the cork allowing the wine to flow, while argon, an inert gas, will fill the airspace inside the bottle and preserve the wine’s freshness. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2021 The Legacy uses a low-pressure inert gas cartridge to pop the cork from the bottle. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Another tanker could berth next to the ship and—while pumping inert gas into the Safer’s oil tanks—suck out its Marib crude. The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 Behind the scenes, the machine is pumping argon, an inert gas, back into the bottle, which protects the remaining wine from oxidation. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Sep. 2021 The filament is enclosed in a glass bulb with a vacuum or inert gas to protect the filament from oxidation. Regina Cole, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Gas-piston guns exhibit a similar action, but the inert gas offers a bit of a cushioning effect. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, 2 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of inert gas

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Inert gas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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