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gas constant
  • n  (physics) the universal constant in the gas equation: pressure times volume = R times temperature; equal to 8.3143 joules per kelvin per mole
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gas cooker
  • n  a range with gas rings and an oven for cooking with gas
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gas embolism
  • n  obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving
  • n  pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
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gas engine
  • n  an internal-combustion engine similar to a gasoline engine but using natural gas instead of gasoline vapor
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gas fitter
  • n  a workman who installs and repairs gas fixtures and appliances
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gas fitting
  • n  the fitting (pipes or valves or meters) that convey gas from the gas main to the gas fixtures of a building
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gas fixture
  • n  a device to convey illuminating gas from the pipe to the gas burner
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gas gage
  • n  gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle
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gas gangrene
  • n  (pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon
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gas gauge
  • n  gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle
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gas giant
  • n  any of the four outermost planets in the solar system; much larger than Earth and gaseous in nature (like Jupiter)
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gas helmet
  • n  a protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases
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gas holder
  • n  a large gas-tight spherical or cylindrical tank for holding gas to be used as fuel
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gas jet
  • n  burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame
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