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Noun: gas (gases,gasses)  gas
  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
    - gaseous state
  2. A fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
  3. [N. Amer] A volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
    - gasoline [N. Amer], gasolene [N. Amer], petrol [Brit]
  4. A state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    - flatulence, flatulency
  5. [N. Amer] A pedal that controls the throttle valve
    "he stepped on the gas";
    - accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal [N. Amer], throttle, gun
  6. A fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
    - natural gas
Verb: gas (gassed,gassing,gases)  gas
  1. Attack with gas; subject to gas fumes
    "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"
  2. Show off
    - boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade [archaic], skite [Austral, NZ]
  3. Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and gassing";
    - chew the fat, shoot the breeze [N. Amer], chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver [UK, dialect], visit, gab
Noun: GA
  1. The first known nerve agent, synthesized by German chemists in 1936; a highly toxic combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare
    - tabun
  2. A state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    - Georgia, Empire State of the South, Peach State

Derived forms: gases, gasses, gassed, gassing

Type of: American state, amplify, assail, attack, converse, discourse, exaggerate, fluid, foot lever, foot pedal, fossil fuel, fuel, hydrocarbon, hyperbolise [Brit], hyperbolize, magnify, organophosphate nerve agent, overdraw, overstate, pedal, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state, state, state of matter, treadle

Part of: aeroplane [Brit], airplane [N. Amer], America, auto, autocar [archaic], automobile, car, Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Deep South, Dixie, Dixieland, gasohol, machine, motorcar, plane, South, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

Encyclopedia: Gas, electricity, and water