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Gas vs. Gasp

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  • Gas (noun)

    Matter in a state intermediate between liquid and plasma that can be contained only if it is fully surrounded by a solid (or in a bubble of liquid) (or held together by gravitational pull); it can condense into a liquid, or can (rarely) become a solid directly.

    "A lot of gas had escaped from the cylinder."

  • Gas (noun)

    A chemical element or compound in such a state.

    "The atmosphere is made up of a number of different gases."

  • Gas (noun)

    A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture (typically predominantly methane) used as a fuel, e.g. for cooking, heating, electricity generation or as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles.

    "Gas-fired power stations have largely replaced coal-burning ones."

  • Gas (noun)

    A hob on a gas cooker.

    "She turned the gas on, put the potatoes on, then lit the oven."

  • Gas (noun)

    Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process.

    "My tummy hurts so bad, I have gas."

  • Gas (noun)

    A humorous or entertaining event or person.

    "He is such a gas!"

  • Gas (noun)

    A fastball.

    "The closer threw him nothing but gas."

  • Gas (noun)

    Arterial or venous blood gas.

  • Gas (noun)

    Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.

  • Gas (noun)

    Gas pedal.

  • Gas (verb)

    To gas.

  • Gas (verb)

    To talk, chat.

  • Gas (verb)

    To emit gas.

    "The battery cell was gassing."

  • Gas (verb)

    To impregnate with gas.

    "to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder"

  • Gas (verb)

    To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers.

    "to gas thread"

  • Gas (verb)

    To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.

    "The cops are coming. Gas it!"

  • Gas (verb)

    To fill (a vehicle's fuel tank) with fuel.

  • Gas (adjective)

    comical, zany; fun, amusing

    "Mary's new boyfriend is a gas man."

    "It was gas when the bird flew into the classroom."

  • Gasp (verb)

    To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.

    "The audience gasped as the magician disappeared."

  • Gasp (verb)

    To breathe laboriously or convulsively.

    "We were all gasping when we reached the summit."

  • Gasp (verb)

    To speak in a breathless manner.

    "The old man gasped his last few words."

  • Gasp (verb)

    To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.

    "I'm gasping for a cup of tea."

  • Gasp (noun)

    A short, sudden intake of breath.

    "The audience gave a gasp of astonishment"

  • Gasp (noun)

    : A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper).

    "I'm popping out for a gasp."

  • Gasp (interjection)

    The sound of a gasp.

    "Gasp! What will happen next?"

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  • Gas (noun)

    An aëriform fluid; - a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen, etc., in distinction from vapors, as steam, which become liquid on a reduction of temperature. In present usage, since all of the supposed permanent gases have been liquified by cold and pressure, the term has resumed nearly its original signification, and is applied to any substance in the elastic or aëriform state.

  • Gas (noun)

    A complex mixture of gases, of which the most important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas, and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood, oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating purposes.

  • Gas (noun)

    same as gasoline; - a shortened form. Also, the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle; used in the term " step on the gas".

  • Gas (noun)

    the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle; used in the term " step on the gas".

  • Gas (noun)

    Same as natural gas.

  • Gas (noun)

    an exceptionally enjoyable event; a good time; as, The concert was a gas.

  • Gas

    To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers; as, to gas thread.

  • Gas

    To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder.

  • Gas

    to expose to a poisonous or noxious gas

  • Gasp (verb)

    To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently.

  • Gasp (verb)

    To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.

  • Gasp

    To emit or utter with gasps; - with forth, out, away, etc.

  • Gasp (noun)

    The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath.

Webster Dictionary
  • Gas (noun)

    the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container

  • Gas (noun)

    a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

  • Gas (noun)

    a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines

  • Gas (noun)

    a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

  • Gas (noun)

    a pedal that controls the throttle valve;

    "he stepped on the gas"

  • Gas (noun)

    a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes

  • Gas (verb)

    attack with gas; subject to gas fumes;

    "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"

  • Gas (verb)

    show off

  • Gasp (noun)

    a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open;

    "she gave a gasp and fainted"

  • Gasp (verb)

    breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted;

    "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

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