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Recent Examples on the Web Ammonia is toxic to humans and can, during combustion, turn into laughing gas, which is worse for the environment than CO2. Aurora Almendral, Quartz, 19 Oct. 2021 Meanwhile in Amsterdam, steps are already being taken to crackdown on rowdy behavior over the summer, including temporary bans on laughing gas, alcohol and sound systems during large gatherings along the canals and in the Red Light District. Isabelle Gerretsen, CNN, 26 June 2021 Doctors first looked into using laughing gas as an antidepressant in a 2015 proof-of-concept trial. Lydia Wang,, 11 June 2021 Here’s a useful primer on nitrous oxide (N2O, or laughing gas), which is the third most common greenhouse gas, after carbon dioxide and methane. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 2 June 2021 Gobs of guano from king penguins in the sub-Antarctic give rise to comical clouds of nitrous oxide—aka laughing gas—according to a recent study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 23 May 2020 And an increasing number of American hospitals now offer nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas, and can be self-administered as needed. Patricia Waldron, New York Times, 18 Apr. 2020 Who knew that laughing gas could be the world’s true equalizer? Andrea Wurzburger,, 14 Jan. 2020 While the film is largely a vehicle for a series of despicable male characters, through the multicolored clouds of laughing gas and hot air waltzes Harleen Quinzell, aka Harley Quinn. Kelsea Stahler,, 13 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of laughing gas

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 Jan. 2022.

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