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  1. gas

    • IPA[ɡas]

    美式

    • n.
      a substance or matter in a state in which it will expand freely to fill the whole of a container, having no fixed shape (unlike a solid) and no fixed volume (unlike a liquid);a gaseous substance that cannot be liquefied by the application of pressure alone.
    • v.
      kill or harm by exposure to poisonous gas;(of a storage battery or dry cell) give off gas
    • verb: gas, 3rd person present: gases, gerund or present participle: gassing, past tense: gassed, past participle: gassed

    • noun: gas, plural noun: gases

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    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a substance or matter in a state in which it will expand freely to fill the whole of a container, having no fixed shape (unlike a solid) and no fixed volume (unlike a liquid) hot balls of gas that become stars poisonous gases
    • a gaseous substance that cannot be liquefied by the application of pressure alone.
    • a flammable gas used as a fuel cooking is done by bottled gas
    • a gaseous anesthetic such as nitrous oxide, used in dentistry.
    • gas or vapor used as a poisonous agent in warfare gas was one of the most dreaded weapons of the war
    • gas generated in the alimentary canal; flatulence.
    • an explosive mixture of firedamp with air.
    • 2. North American short for gasoline
    • used in reference to power or the accelerator of an automobile I ordered my friend to step on the gas
    • 3. informal an entertaining or amusing person or situation the party would be a gas

    動詞

    • 1. kill or harm by exposure to poisonous gas my son was gassed at Verdun
    • (of a storage battery or dry cell) give off gas the maintenance-free charger controls the input without inducing gassing
    • 2. informal talk, especially excessively, idly, or boastfully I thought you'd never stop gassing
    • 3. North American informal fill the tank of (a motor vehicle) with gasoline after gassing up the car, he went into the restaurant