laughing gas


Examples of laughing gas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1975, Ross died from an overdose after inhaling too much laughing gas. Olivia B. Waxman, TIME, 17 May 2024 It's sometimes referred to as laughing gas or happy gas, and is mostly used for pain relief. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 13 Mar. 2024 Nitrous oxide Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is an inhaled anesthetic that is gaining popularity in the delivery room. Kristi Pahr, Parents, 3 Oct. 2023 That's because the chemical byproduct of the bacteria that break down waste is nitrous oxide--a greenhouse gas also known as laughing gas. Allison Bond, Discover Magazine, 27 July 2010 Other forms of pain relief, like IV (intravenous) medications, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or local anesthesia may be available. Kristi Pahr, Parents, 8 Sep. 2023 And no one suspected that the active agent could be nitric oxide, a cancer-causing free radical most often associated with pollution (and not to be confused with nitrous oxide, or laughing gas). Clay Risen,, 7 Sep. 2023 With Lawrence at the helm of this narrative, Stupnitsky succeeds with almost two-thirds of an incendiary and entertaining gut-buster before a derivative chokehold cuts off the laughing gas. Nicholas Bell, SPIN, 21 June 2023 Nitrous oxide An inhaled anesthetic, nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is gaining popularity in the delivery room. Kristi Pahr, Parents, 21 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of laughing gas was in 1818

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“Laughing gas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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