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Definition 1: a pedal that controls the throttle valve - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where gas or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stepped on the gas

Synonyms for gas in the sense of this definition

(gas is a kind of ...) a lever that is operated with the foot

(... is part of gas) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

"the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

(... is part of gas) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for gas in the sense of this definition

(gas is a kind of ...) (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container)

"the solid state of water is called ice"

Definition 3: a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for gas in the sense of this definition

(gas is a kind of ...) the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

Definition 4: a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely - [noun denoting substance]

(gas is a kind of ...) continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

(... is a kind of gas ) the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body

(... is a kind of gas ) something that is inhaled

(... is a kind of gas ) a hypothetical gas with molecules of negligible size that exert no intermolecular forces

(... is a kind of gas ) a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide with small amounts of other gases; made by blowing steam over hot coke or coal

(... is a kind of gas ) hydrocarbon gases, usually propane or butane, kept under pressure

(... is a kind of gas ) a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation

(... is a kind of gas ) a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol

(... is a kind of gas ) a gas made of carbon monoxide and hydrogen and nitrogen; made by passing air over hot coke

(... is a kind of gas ) a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel

(... is a kind of gas ) a colorless gas (O3) soluble in alkalis and cold water; a strong oxidizing agent; can be produced by electric discharge in oxygen or by the action of ultraviolet radiation on oxygen in the stratosphere (where it acts as a screen for ultraviolet radiation)

(... is a kind of gas ) a colorless toxic gas (SO2) that occurs in the gases from volcanoes; used in many manufacturing processes and present in industrial emissions; causes acid rain

(... is a kind of gas ) the product of vaporization of a solid

(... is a kind of gas ) foul-smelling gas that forms in sewers

(... is a kind of gas ) a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth

(... is a kind of gas ) a flammable gas obtained by cracking petroleum; used in organic synthesis

(... is a kind of gas ) a gas that is poisonous to breath or contact; used in chemical warfare

(... is a kind of gas ) a colorless gas with a strong fishy smell; used as a pesticide

(... is a kind of gas ) a colorless poisonous gas that smells like new-mown hay; used in chemical warfare

(... is a kind of gas ) a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic

(... is a kind of gas ) gas at a high pressure that can be used as a propellant

(... is a kind of gas ) colorless gas found in natural gas and petroleum; used as a fuel

(... is a kind of gas ) occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels

(... is a kind of gas ) a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust

(... is a kind of gas ) a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues

(... is a kind of gas ) a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe

(... is a kind of gas ) a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite

(... is a kind of gas ) a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)

(... is a kind of gas ) any of the chemically inert gaseous elements of the helium group in the periodic table

(... is a kind of gas ) a toxic mixture of gases (including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and nitrogen) after an explosion of firedamp in a mine

(... is a kind of gas ) a mixture of gases (mostly methane) that form in coal mines and become explosive when mixed with air

(... is a kind of gas ) a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of

"air pollution" "a smell of chemicals in the air" "open a window and let in some air" "I need some fresh air"

(... is a kind of gas ) gases ejected from an engine as waste products

(... is a kind of gas ) a colorless toxic gas with a pungent almond odor; has been used in chemical warfare

(... is a kind of gas ) any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8; all used in making synthetic rubbers

(... is a kind of gas ) the gas leaving a generator during a blow period

(... is a kind of gas ) a poisonous red-brown gas (NO)

(... is a kind of gas ) a highly poisonous brown gas (NO2)

(... is a kind of gas ) a poisonous colorless flammable gas used in organic synthesis and to dope transistors and as a poison gas in warfare

(... is a kind of gas ) a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds

Definition 5: a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for gas in the sense of this definition

(gas is a kind of ...) a substance that can be consumed to produce energy

"more fuel is needed during the winter months" "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"

(gas is a kind of ...) an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen

(... is a kind of gas ) gasoline treated with a lead compound to reduce motor knocks

"combustion of leaded gasoline released lead into the air where it could cause lead poisoning"

(... is a kind of gas ) gasoline jelled with aluminum soaps; highly incendiary liquid used in fire bombs and flamethrowers

(... is a kind of gas ) gasoline that has not been treated with a lead compound

(... is made of the substance gas) a gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol from corn

Definition 6: a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for gas in the sense of this definition

(gas is a kind of ...) fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content

(gas is made of the substance ...) a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel

Definition 7: show off - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for gas in the sense of this definition

(gas is a kind of ...) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

(... is a kind of gas ) speak in a blustering or scornful manner

"A puffing kind of man"

(... is a kind of gas ) dwell on with satisfaction

Definition 8: attack with gas; subject to gas fumes - [verb of competition]

Samples where gas or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The despot gassed the rebellious tribes

(gas is a kind of ...) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

(... is a kind of gas ) attack with teargas; subject to teargas fumes

"The students were teargassed during the riot"

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