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gas

noun

1 gas

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.

synonym: gaseous state.

Roget 423: luminary; light etc. 420; flame etc. (fire) 382.    spark, scintilla; phosphorescence, fluorescence.    sun, orb of day, ... show more

Roget 884: boasting etc. v.; boast, vaunt, crake; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade; gasconade; ... show more

Dutch: gas, gasvorm



2 gas

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

Dutch: gas
Polish: gaz

3 gas

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

synonyms: gasolene, gasoline, petrol.

Roget 388: fuel, firing, combustible.    [solid fuels] coal, wallsend, anthracite, culm, coke, carbon, charcoal, bituminous coal, tar shale; turf, ... show more

Dutch: benzine, gasoline, naft, peut
Polish: benzyna

4 gas

A state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal.

synonyms: flatulence, flatulency.

Roget 334: gaseity; vaporousness etc. adj.; flatulence, flatulency; volatility; aeration, aerification.    elastic fluid, gas, air, vapor, ether, ... show more

Dutch: flatulentie

5 gas

A pedal that controls the throttle valve:
— He stepped on the gas.

synonyms: accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gun, throttle.

Polish: akcelerator, gaz, pedaƂ gazu

6 gas

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

synonym: natural gas.

Dutch: aardgas, putgas
Polish: gaz ziemny

verb

1 gas

Attack with gas; subject to gas fumes.

Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang].    visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more

Roget 361: kill, put to death, slay, shed blood; murder, assassinate, butcher, slaughter, victimize, immolate; massacre; take away life, deprive of life; make away with, ... show more

Dutch: vergassen

2 gas

Show off.

synonyms: blow, bluster, boast, brag, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt.

Dutch: bluffen, grootspreken, ophakken, opscheppen, opsnijden, patsen, pochen, snoeven


Moby thesaurus: acetylene, advance against, advance upon, aerodynamics, air, alcohol, ammonia, argon, asphyxiating gas, atmosphere, avgas, babble, babblement, baloney, bavardage, bear down upon, belch, benzine, best seller, bibble-babble ... show more.

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