Gas Gas (g[a^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gassed} (g[a^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gassing}.] 1. (Textiles) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers; as, to gas thread. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. to expose to a poisonous or noxious gas ``The protest threatened to become violent, and the police gassed the demonstrators to force them to disperse.'' [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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