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gasses (See gas)

Noun

1 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 a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
3 a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines [syn: gasoline, gasolene, petrol]
4 a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal [syn: flatulence, flatulency]
5 a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas" [syn: accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, throttle, gun]
6 a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes [syn: natural gas]

Verb

1 attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"
2 show off [syn: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade] [also: gassing, gasses, gassed, gasses (pl)]gasses See gas

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

gasses
  1. third-person singular of gas

Noun

gasses
  1. alternative spelling of gases
  2. Plural of gas
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