gassing gassing  /ˈɡæ sɪŋ/

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
  9. (n) the process of interacting with gas
  10. (n) the deliberate act of poisoning some person or animal with gas

Usage(s):

  1. Not about the lyrics calling for killing blacks and gassing Jewshe's fine with that.
  2. And not only against a foreign enemy, but even against his own people, gassing Kurdish civilians in Northern Iraq.
  3. Future probes could save weight by carrying a little fuel, then gassing up en routejust like any long-distance traveler.

News

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    June 16 marks the 18th day of fierce antigovernment protests in Turkey. Escalating violence is being documented by activists who are accusing the police of cruel and excessive force. Gassing and other manifestations of violence are wreaking havoc in neighborhoods throughout Istanbul, Ankara and smaller cities throughout the country.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I didn't know how much they were going to worry about it," Earnhardt said. "All the cars out there are gassing it, shutting 'em off, coasting about a half straightaway, cranking 'em back up, gas it, coast. Everybody's doing it. There's no...
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Dale Earnhardt Jr Source: CBS News

  2. "I don't think all of them were out of gas," Real captain Kyle Beckerman said of the Galaxy. "But there were a lot of them gassing at the end."
    on Nov 22, 2009 By: Kyle Beckerman Source: ESPN

  3. "Until we feel security, you will be our targets," Khan said. "And until you stop the bombing, gassing, imprisonment, and torture of my people, we will not stop this fight. We are at war and I am a soldier. Now you too will taste the reality...
    on Sep 2, 2005 By: Mohammed Sidique Khan Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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