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Gas vs. Gasp

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Gasnoun

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.’;

Gaspverb

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

‘The audience gasped as the magician disappeared.’;

Gasnoun

A chemical element or compound in such a state.

‘The atmosphere is made up of a number of different gases.’;

Gaspverb

(intransitive) To breathe laboriously or convulsively.

‘We were all gasping when we reached the summit.’;

Gasnoun

(uncountable) 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.’;

Gaspverb

(transitive) To speak in a breathless manner.

‘The old man gasped his last few words.’;

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Gasnoun

(countable) A hob on a gas cooker.

‘She turned the gas on, put the potatoes on, then lit the oven.’;

Gaspverb

To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.

‘I'm gasping for a cup of tea.’;

Gasnoun

(US) 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.’;

Gaspnoun

A short, sudden intake of breath.

‘The audience gave a gasp of astonishment’;

Gasnoun

(slang) A humorous or entertaining event or person.

‘He is such a gas!’;

Gaspnoun

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

‘I'm popping out for a gasp.’;

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Gasnoun

(baseball) A fastball.

‘The closer threw him nothing but gas.’;

Gaspinterjection

(humorous) The sound of a gasp.

‘Gasp! What will happen next?’;

Gasnoun

Arterial or venous blood gas.

Gaspverb

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

‘She gasps and struggles hard for life.’;

Gasnoun

Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.

Gaspverb

To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.

‘Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.’;

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Gasnoun

(US) Gas pedal.

Gaspverb

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

‘And with short sobs he gasps away his breath.’;

Gasverb

(transitive) To kill with poisonous gas.

Gaspnoun

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

Gasverb

(intransitive) To talk, chat.

Gaspnoun

a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open;

‘she gave a gasp and fainted’;

Gasverb

(intransitive) To emit gas.

‘The battery cell was gassing.’;

Gaspverb

breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted;

‘The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily’;

Gasverb

(transitive) To impregnate with gas.

‘to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder’;

Gasverb

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

‘to gas thread’;

Gasverb

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

‘The cops are coming. Gas it!’;

Gasverb

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

Gasadjective

comical, zany; fun, amusing

‘Mary's new boyfriend is a gas man.’; ‘It was gas when the bird flew into the classroom.’;

Gasnoun

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.

Gasnoun

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.

Gasnoun

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

Gasnoun

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

Gasnoun

Same as natural gas.

Gasnoun

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

Gasverb

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

Gasverb

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

Gasverb

to expose to a poisonous or noxious gas

Gasnoun

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

Gasnoun

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

Gasnoun

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

Gasnoun

a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

Gasnoun

a pedal that controls the throttle valve;

‘he stepped on the gas’;

Gasnoun

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

Gasverb

attack with gas; subject to gas fumes;

‘The despot gassed the rebellious tribes’;

Gasverb

show off

Gasnoun

a substance or matter in a state in which it will expand freely to fill the whole of a container, having no fixed shape (unlike a solid) and no fixed volume (unlike a liquid)

‘hot balls of gas that become stars’; ‘poisonous gases’;

Gasnoun

a gaseous substance that cannot be liquefied by the application of pressure alone.

Gasnoun

a flammable gas used as a fuel

‘cooking is done by bottled gas’;

Gasnoun

a gaseous anaesthetic such as nitrous oxide, used in dentistry.

Gasnoun

gas or vapour used as a poisonous agent in warfare

‘gas was one of the most dreaded weapons of the war’;

Gasnoun

gas generated in the alimentary canal; flatulence.

Gasnoun

an explosive mixture of firedamp with air.

Gasnoun

short for gasoline

‘we stopped for gas’;

Gasnoun

used in reference to power or the accelerator of a car

‘I ordered my friend to step on the gas’;

Gasnoun

an entertaining or amusing person or situation

‘the party would be a gas’;

Gasnoun

enjoyment, amusement, or fun

‘it was great gas in the club last night’;

Gasverb

kill or harm by exposure to gas

‘my son was gassed at Verdun’;

Gasverb

(of a storage battery or dry cell) give off gas

‘the maintenance-free charger controls the input without inducing gassing’;

Gasverb

talk excessively about trivial matters

‘I thought you'd never stop gassing’;

Gasverb

fill the tank of (a motor vehicle) with petrol

‘after gassing up the car, he went into the restaurant’;

Gasadjective

very amusing or entertaining

‘Ruthie, that's gas—you're a gem’;

Gas

Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being solid, liquid, and plasma).A pure gas may be made up of individual atoms (e.g. a noble gas like neon), elemental molecules made from one type of atom (e.g.

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