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nounplural gases, plural gasses
- The spherical wavefront of expanding gasses and space debris burst past the Aspiration, rocking the vehicle even through the shielding.
- He looked over his shoulder at the source of the transmission, only to see a rapidly expanding ball of gasses and wreckage.
- I combined all the ingredients and I tied off the bag leaving plenty of room for the gasses to expand into.
- It's difficult to separate natural variability from greenhouse gasses.
- They have the ability to ‘breath’ or exchange gasses through the skin as well as the lungs.
- As part of the project, pupils at the three Kerry schools will work to reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses produced by their schools.
- Burning rubbish - plastics, treated wood, and old chemical containers release poisonous gasses when they are burnt.
- Increases in temperatures and greenhouse gasses have been even sharper since the 1950s.
- The treaty gives industrialized nations eight years to cut their collective emissions of six key greenhouse gasses.
- Because the atmosphere includes greenhouse gasses, solar warming and greenhouse warming are related.
- All these gasses emitted in the atmosphere MAY act as a shield, and hold in the heat.
- Greenhouse gasses are in Earth's atmosphere and warm the planet.
- The £1.7 million car emits no carbon dioxide or other gasses, and the water that dribbles out of the exhaust pipe is so clean you can drink it.
- Boyle's Law is a statement of the relationship between the pressure and volume of gasses.
- These gasses are heavier than air and offer better insulation.
- Chris had his committed cluster hunters searched for X-rays, the telltale signs of the incredibly hot gasses in a galaxy cluster.
- Sea turtle lungs are adapted to permit a rapid exchange of oxygen and to prevent the formation of gasses during deep dives.
- More than likely you will see a straight line cut into it from hot gasses escaping from the barrel/cylinder gap.
- Due to its electric drive, it is completely independent from the turbocharger and the thermal energy of the exhaust gasses.
- The hydrogen either will be absorbed in soils or react with other gasses in the atmosphere.
2.1(fuel)gas masculine(ring/stove/lighter/heater) (before noun) de gas(ring/stove/lighter/heater) (before noun) a gasthe central heating runs on gas — la calefacción central es de / a gas
- to turn the gas on/off/up/down — encender/apagar/subir/bajar el gas
- natural gas — gas natural
- gas canister / cylinder — bombona de gas
- gas central heating — calefacción central a / de gas
- gas poker — atizador de gas
- It can be used as a fuel in power stations to generate electricity or heat as an environmental alternative to burning fossil fuels such as gas, coal and oil.
- So in the House today, the Greens are advocating, for some reason, the burning of fossil fuels - gas in Auckland and diesel along with wind generation.
- We can go on to by-products of petroleum such as plastics and with gas as fuel we can do aluminium products with bauxite from Guyana and Jamaica.
- Along with other fossil fuels like coal and gas.
- Mother Nature's fossil fuels, oil and gas are running out fast and if we do not wish to be held to ransom by imported energy our representatives must act now.
- Hydrogen can either be generated by wind or solar energy, or by using fossil fuels such as gas.
- Gas and diesel convergence: to fend off fuel cells, gas and diesel engine experts are swapping efficiency secrets
- The engines are fuelled by liquid petroleum gas, which means that there is no risk of a fire breaking out.
- Furthermore, the availability of a major source of gas in south-west Wales could potentially attract other industries which need gas as a fuel.
- Another cylinder of gas is required to fuel the single ring burner used to boil the kettle.
- The price of food items sold at hotels has already jumped by 15 to 25 percent and the cost of commodities produced by factories using gas as a fuel will be affected.
- As mentioned before, water can wind up in your gas or diesel fuel as a result of condensation in the tank.
- The tax will apply to coal, gas, petrol, diesel and other fuels.
- It's like the difference between rocket fuel and cheap gas.
- The country is relatively rich in mineral resources but, unlike Russia, is underendowed in fuels such as gas, oil, and coal.
- Most were put in a pile, doused with gas and fuel oil, and set afire.
- Cheaper gas and fuel will give households more money to spend on other items.
- It needs expensive or scarce fuel, such as gas or wood, to heat it and experience to run it.
- The booming economy is also enticing new industries into the country and encouraging existing businesses to expand, fuelling further demands for gas.
- We have to drastically reduce the burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas, so we need more wind farms to produce cleaner electricity.
- to turn the gas on/off/up/down — encender/apagar/subir/bajar el gas
- He made a specialty of chemical and gas warfare and minefields and his war caused a million deaths.
- This year is the 90th anniversary of the invention of modern gas warfare.
- The use of the gas in warfare is banned under international chemical weapons treaties.
- The name was a hangover from the First World War, when the larger mortars were employed to lay down smoke or gas.
- Instantaneous fuses and gas or smoke shells made possible heavy and lethal barrages that did not make ground impassable to assaulting infantry.
- According to radio reports military police used pepper gas spray to overpower him, but that could not be officially confirmed.
- CS gas grenades were originally made like smoke grenades, with the CS irritant being emitted through apertures in the top.
- Whether or not gas will be employed in future wars is a matter of conjecture.
- If there is a gas or nerve agent attack and you are not wearing a full NBC suit, a suitable respirator or immediate access to a nerve agent antidote injection, you will die.
- In 1992, 43 tons of chlorine gas were released in Henderson, Nevada, causing distress to hundreds of people.
- Machine-guns, gas, high explosives, flame-throwers and air attacks slaughtered the lines of men marching out of the trenches.
- Think of the urine soaked handkerchiefs used by Canadian soldiers in The Great War to repel the effects of German poison gases.
- Two other reports exist of nitrous oxide anaesthesia being used in patients with intraocular gas in a closed eye.
- The condor was put under anaesthetic gas for the 20 minute procedure - carried out by zoo vet Brash in Flamingo Land's own clinic a fortnight ago.
- He compared being so short of hand towels to running out of anaesthetic gas during an operation.
- The gas used for anaesthetic purposes is a mixture of 80 per cent nitrous oxide and 20 per cent oxygen.
- Nowadays, general anaesthesia is seldom administered via a mask and anaesthetic gas or vapour.
- This form of anesthesia was easily controlled by stopping the gas, and the patient would revive quickly.
3US(gasoline)gasolina femininenafta feminine River Platebencina feminine Andesgas truck — camión cisterna
- But we do know she encountered them in her attempt to stop and get gas.
- The Turkish move to stop buying gas altogether paid off and Iran finally agreed to decrease the prices.
- Sometimes Bud stops to get gas, and this always feels like a momentous occasion.
- So the manager says if the price of gas goes above that, he's going to have to stop selling gas.
- We stopped for gas at Stovepipe Wells, a minimal town boasting an elevation of five feet above sea level, and a mandatory T-shirt purchase location.
- We stopped for gas on the way home and were parking in front of her house when she turned to relate what I've come to think of as the quintessential Lisa story.
- She drove, making two stops for gas on the way home to Sager's Creek.
- His father owns a roadside store, a popular stop for gas and takeout.
- But we guessed correctly, and turning lights on, stopping only for gas, drove east.
- We were stopping for gas beyond the edge of town and spotted some Arundo growing on a knoll behind the filling station.
- We were waiting on a retro pick-up and stopped for gas aboard a nearby ship.
- When I stopped for gas, it wasn't uncommon for me to grab a bag of chips, a soda and some candy, too.
- Sure, we made a couple stops for gas, food, and nature calls, but I really didn't expect to get here so late.
- Before a trip out of town, I stopped for gas at the Shell station on Angell Street.
- Those gas prices are not stopping tens of thousands of travelers from hitting the roadways around Chicago tonight after a winter storm hit the Windy City today.
- On the way home, we stopped for some gas and lottery tickets.
- I had to stop in Jamestown for gas and that is where I realized I didn't have my house keys.
- When the team stopped for gas, their vans were filled up with unleaded instead of diesel gasoline.
- Now I know it's surprising to see a different gas price every time you stop at a Texonobil.
- The Jeep started to tip backward and he gave it more gas which caused it to flip over.
4US(flatulence)gases masculineflatulencia feminineto pass gas — eliminar los gases euphemistic
- This slows down your digestion and can cause gas to build up.
- For general bloating and gas, over-the-counter products containing simethicone can help.
- This almost involuntary practice relieves the symptom but it also produces gas and bloating.
- Notably, the peritoneal cavity was dry and was not distended with gas.
- Supine and upright abdominal radiographs with stepladder pattern of air-fluid levels and no colonic gas are suggestive of obstruction.
- An increase in abdominal gas may be due to three complications.
- Oral cholecystography is used when patients are obese and have a large amount of overlying bowel gas which makes ultrasonography more difficult.
- In this patient you do see gas in the distal bowel.
- A colicky baby more likely has gas because of the colic.
- Digestion of beans and other complex carbohydrates requires gas-producing bacteria, leading to increased gas.
- This is especially true if you have had a procedure that typically leads to a large amount of intestinal gas, such as a colonoscopy with polypectomy.
- Her last bowel movement had occurred 3 days previously, and she had not passed any gas for more than 24 hours.
- However, although painful abdominal gas may contribute to colic, there is little evidence to prove it's due to gastrointestinal problems.
- To avoid problems with gas, add high-fiber foods to your diet slowly.
- Some people get a lot of gas from foods that don't bother others.
- You may feel bloated or have gas for a few hours after the exam.
- The most commonly reported side effects are gas, constipation, stomach pain, and indigestion.
- A chest and abdominal film from the first day of life demonstrated the ectopia cordis and a paucity of bowel gas in the abdomen.
- Intestinal gas is typically caused by the fermentation of undigested food, such as plant fiber, in the colon.
- Dosing is limited by gastrointestinal side effects of gas, bloating, and constipation.
5.1informal (idle comments)cháchara feminine
5.2British informal, dated (gossip session)to have a gas — chismear informal
6slang, dated(sth fun, funny)to be a gas — ser muy divertido
- We both thought it a bit crazy at the time, and we also thought it would be a gas.
- Since then, it's been a rather gentle decline, although many in the UK during the 80s and 90s still thought I was a gas.
- It was great gas and he always ended up feeling glad that he lived in Ireland after he'd watch it.
transitive verb gassing, gassed, gassed
1Military gasear(kill) asfixiar con gas(in gas chamber) matar en cámara de gas
- But it's only at the end of the film that we learn what appears to have really happened: it is he himself who killed his mother, gassing her whilst apparently suffering from a delusion that she is another person.
- Six death camps were built in occupied Poland to systematically kill people who were gassed and their bodies burned in crematoria.
- How would he feel if his father had been gassed, shot or hung in Auschwitz or Dachau, instead of his luckier fate, enjoying a good, long life hurling insults at others?
- The latter were sent to special institutions at Grafeneck, Hadamar, Bernburg, Brandenburg, Sonnenstein, and Hartheim where they were gassed.
- After the uprising, 7,000 people were gassed in extermination camps, while 30,000 were shot there.
- One soldier was gassed by him when he attacked them.
- She had to listen helplessly for an hour as her sons were gassed in the back of a car by her estranged husband.
- It is the most humane method as opposed to shooting or gassing the fox.
- They are in Britain because their families were gassed and murdered by his regime.
- That would leave unaccounted for 3,000 kilos, which he contended would have been more than enough to kill the 250,000 people estimated to have been gassed to death that year.
- As one character says here, with desperate weariness: ‘We electrocuted him, gassed him, put him in front of a firing squad.’
- In other words, it cannot gas enemy soldiers, but it reserves the right to gas prisoners and civilians!
- We went on to discuss whether MSPs regarded country people as ‘fair game to bash’, along with the relative welfare aspects of hunting foxes over shooting or gassing them.
- Yesterday journalists returned to the theatre to see the women once again, only this time they were sitting in the plush red seats of the stalls where they had been apparently gassed and then shot dead.
- When animals are killed on fur farms they are gassed or beaten and many of them are alive when they are skinned.
- A father who gassed himself and his four young sons in a horrific murder-suicide was a devoted dad whose children ‘were his life’, according to shocked neighbours.
- Oh, you mean that awful thing in the second World War where they gassed and killed all the people in one area?
- His tens of thousands of victims were often gassed or shot in the back of the head or tortured to death, but I have not heard that they were photographed in their t-shirts.
- So the first prisoners to be gassed are transported back to the ‘old Reich’ in Germany to be murdered.
- There were camps built to exterminate them; most were gassed, but some were shot, drowned, or starved to death.
intransitive verb gassing, gassed, gassed
- Elsewhere, Ofcom's Communications Market 2004 report found that people are spending loads more time online, oodles more time gassing on their mobile phones but only a smidgen more watching TV.
- And LA Weekly opined that ‘Lopez and Affleck try not to smile at each other while gassing on and on until you're praying, dear God, please make them shut up and do it so we can all go home in peace’.
- First, the idea that the acme of being civilised is lying around your dining table gassing about culture and politics in a nice city, while the slaves do the washing up.
- He gassed on about how much he'd been chatting with him lately, how the two men were looking forward to working hand in hand - never mind his rhetoric about demolishing Albanys culture of dysfunction.
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