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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gas v. t.  [imp. & p. p. Gassed p. pr. & vb. n. Gassing.]
 1. Textiles To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers; as, to gas thread.
 2.  To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See gas

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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,
      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]
      v 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)]