Laughing-gas

  • 41 Laughing owl — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 42 laughing — (n.) mid 14c., verbal noun from LAUGH (Cf. laugh) (v.). Laughing matter (usually with negative) is from 1560s. Nitrous oxide has been called laughing gas since 1842 (for its exhilarating effects). Davy, experimenting with the gas, discovered… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 43 Gas — (g[a^]s), n.; pl. {Gases} (g[a^]s [e^]z). [Invented by the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.] 1. An a[ e]riform fluid; a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be… …

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  • 44 Gas battery — Gas Gas (g[a^]s), n.; pl. {Gases} (g[a^]s [e^]z). [Invented by the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.] 1. An a[ e]riform fluid; a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be …

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  • 45 Gas carbon — Gas Gas (g[a^]s), n.; pl. {Gases} (g[a^]s [e^]z). [Invented by the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.] 1. An a[ e]riform fluid; a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be …

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  • 46 Gas coal — Gas Gas (g[a^]s), n.; pl. {Gases} (g[a^]s [e^]z). [Invented by the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.] 1. An a[ e]riform fluid; a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be …

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  • 47 Gas coke — Gas Gas (g[a^]s), n.; pl. {Gases} (g[a^]s [e^]z). [Invented by the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.] 1. An a[ e]riform fluid; a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be …

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  • 48 Gas engine — Gas Gas (g[a^]s), n.; pl. {Gases} (g[a^]s [e^]z). [Invented by the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.] 1. An a[ e]riform fluid; a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 49 gas — n. accelerator 1) to step on the gas combustible gaseous mixture 2) to light, turn on the gas 3) to turn off the gas 4) coal; natural gas substance dispersed through the air to disable the enemy 5) mustard; nerve; poison, toxic; tear gas misc. 6) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 50 laughing — n. & adj. n. laughter. adj. in senses of LAUGH v. Phrases and idioms: laughing gas nitrous oxide as an anaesthetic, formerly used without oxygen and causing an exhilarating effect when inhaled. laughing hyena see HYENA. laughing jackass =… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 51 gas — gasless, adj. /gas/, n., pl. gases, v., gassed, gassing. n. 1. Physics. a substance possessing perfect molecular mobility and the property of indefinite expansion, as opposed to a solid or liquid. 2. any such fluid or mixture of fluids. 3. any… …

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  • 52 Gas, laughing — Nitrous oxide, a gas capable of causing general anesthesia. Today nitrous oxide is sometimes given in the company of other anesthetic agents but is no longer used as the sole anesthetic agent because the concentration of nitrous oxide needed to… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 53 gas — gas1 W2S1 [gæs] n plural gases or gasses [Sense: 1 3, 6 9; Date: 1600 1700; : Modern Latin; Origin: Greek khaos empty space ; CHAOS] [Sense: 4 5; Date: 1900 2000; Origin: gasoline] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 54 gas — [[t]gæ̱s[/t]] ♦♦ gases, gasses, gassing, gassed (The form gases is the plural of the noun. The form gasses is the third person singular of the verb.) 1) N UNCOUNT Gas is a substance like air that is neither liquid nor solid and burns easily. It… …

    English dictionary

  • 55 gas — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. aeriform or elastic fluid; vapor, fume, reek; air, ether; fuel, gasoline, petrol; bombast, hot air (sl.); gas attack. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A state of matter] Syn. vapor, volatile substance, fumes,… …

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  • 56 gas — n 1. something which is exhilarating, stimulating or highly enjoyable. In the phrases it s a gas and what a gas! , this word became one of the cliches of the hippy vocabulary. It probably originated in American black street slang of the late… …

    Contemporary slang

  • 57 gas — n 1. ether, vapor, steam; wind, fume, smoke, reek; effluvium, exhalation, eructation, miasma, exhaust, carbon monoxide; nitrous oxide, laughing gas; natural gas, methane, propane, butane, acetyline, ethine; hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, helium,… …

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  • 58 Laughing Mask — Superherobox| caption=Cover art for The Twelve #4. Art by Kaare Andrews. character name=Laughing Mask real name=Dennis Burton species= publisher=Timely Comics debut= Daring Mystery Comics #2 creators= alliances=The Twelve aliases= powers=Expert… …

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  • 59 gas — noun 1 substance like air ADJECTIVE ▪ deadly, noxious, poisonous, toxic ▪ explosive, flammable, inflammable (esp. BrE), radioactive …

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  • 60 gas — 1. A thin fluid, like air, capable of indefinite expansion but convertible by compression and cold into a liquid and, eventually, a solid. 2. In clinical practice, a liquid entirely in its vapor phase at one …

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