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Noun: ozone  'ow,zown
  1. A colourless gas (O3) soluble in alkalis and cold water; a strong oxidizing agent; can be produced by electric discharge in oxygen or by the action of ultraviolet radiation on oxygen in the stratosphere (where it acts as a screen for ultraviolet radiation)
    "the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"

Derived forms: ozones

Type of: gas

Encyclopedia: Ozone, Tennessee