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gas

GAS, n.

In chimistry, a permanently elastic aeriform fluid, or a substance reduced to the state of an aeriform fluid by its permanent combination with caloric.

Gases are invisible except when colored, which happens in two or three instances.




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GAS, n.

In chimistry, a permanently elastic aeriform fluid, or a substance reduced to the state of an aeriform fluid by its permanent combination with caloric.

Gases are invisible except when colored, which happens in two or three instances.


GAS, n. [Sax. gast, G. geist, D. geest, spirit, ghost. The primary sense of air, wind, spirit, is to flow, to rush. Hence this word may be allied to Ir. gaisim, to flow; gasaim, to shoot forth, to gush; gast, a blast of wind. It may also be allied to yeast, – which see.]

In chimistry, a permanently elastic aeriform fluid, or a substance reduced to the state of an aeriform fluid by its permanent combination with caloric. Gases are invisible except when colored, which happens in two or three instances.


Gas
  1. An aëriform fluid; -- a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen, etc., in distinction from vapors, as steam, which become liquid on a reduction of temperature. In present usage, since all of the supposed permanent gases have been liquified by cold and pressure, the term has resumed nearly its original signification, and is applied to any substance in the elastic or aëriform state.
  2. To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers] as, to gas thread.
  3. Gasoline.

    [Colloq.]
  4. A complex mixture of gases, of which the most important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas, and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood, oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating purposes.

    (b)
  5. To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder.
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Gas

GAS, noun

In chimistry, a permanently elastic aeriform fluid, or a substance reduced to the state of an aeriform fluid by its permanent combination with caloric.

GASes are invisible except when colored, which happens in two or three instances.

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SUCH, a.

1. Of that kind; of the like kind. We never saw such a day; we have never had such a time as the present.

It has as before the thing to which it relates. Give your children such precepts as tend to make them wiser and better.

It is to be noted that the definitive adjective a, never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as such a man; such an honor.

2. The same that. This was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed.

3. The same as what has been mentioned.

That thou art happy, owe to God;

That thou continu'st such, owe to thyself.

4. Referring to what has been specified. I have commanded my servant to be at such a place.

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The sovereign authority may enact a law, commanding such and such an action.

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