gasses gasses  /ˈɡæ sɪz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
  3. (n) a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
  4. (n) a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  5. (n) a pedal that controls the throttle valve
  6. (n) a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
  7. (v) attack with gas; subject to gas fumes
  8. (v) show off

News

  1. Chemical Plant Explodes in Louisiana

    An explosion and fire at chemical plant in Louisiana has sent multiple burn victims to the hospital and forced local residents to hide in their homes. The plant is located in Geismar, Lousiana, just south of Baton Rouge, and produces ethylene and propylene gasses. Thick black smoke from the fire has prompted hazmat teams to descend on the scene, and the local emergency have asked residents ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. From the farm to the Big Apple

    Tiskilwa farmer Sharon Covert and Lewis Bainbridge of the United Soybean Board visit New York City in May to see how soy-based products are being used to reduce the production of greenhouse gasses.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bureau County Republican

Quotes

  1. "A system to regulate fuel economy, without considering the nature of the fuel or the level of greenhouse gasses it emits, may be inadequate," said Dingell.
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: John Dingell Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I think there's a better way forward. I would call it the post-Kyoto era," Bush said. "Where we can work together to share technologies to control greenhouse gasses as best as possible."
    on Jul 6, 2005 By: President Bush Source: CNN International

  3. As President Obama said in Ghana, "while Africa gives off less greenhouse gasses than any other part of the world, it will be the most threatened by climate change."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: AllAfrica.com

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