Definition of marsh gas in English:

marsh gas

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  • Methane, especially as generated by decaying matter in marshes.

    Also called swamp gas

    ‘Methane is often called marsh gas because it forms in swamps and marshes from the underwater decomposition of plant and animal material.’
    • ‘Occasionally a hiss of marsh gas would sound, like a snake's venomous warning.’
    • ‘The smell of sulfurous marsh gas drifted over the stockade to mix with the smell of disease and spoiling food.’
    • ‘The cow came loose from the bog with a fearful sucking noise and an overwhelming smell of marsh gas.’
    • ‘In 1914, marsh gas explosions occurred in the Lumb Lane district of Bradford.’


marsh gas

/ˈmärSH ˌɡas/ /ˈmɑrʃ ˌɡæs/