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.
Dutch: gas, gasvorm
A fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely.
A volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines.
Dutch: benzine, gasoline, naft, peut
A state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal.
A pedal that controls the throttle valve:
— He stepped on the gas.
Polish: akcelerator, gaz, pedał gazu
A fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes.
synonym: natural gas.
Dutch: aardgas, putgas
Polish: gaz ziemny
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
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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