ozone
noun Etymology: German Ozon, from Greek ozōn, present participle of ozein to smell — more at odor Date: circa 1840 1. a triatomic very reactive form of oxygen that is a bluish irritating gas of pungent odor, that is a major air pollutant in the lower atmosphere but a beneficial component of the upper atmosphere, and that is used for oxidizing, bleaching, disinfecting, and deodorizing 2. pure and refreshing air <
relished the ozone of morning
>
ozonic adjective

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  • ozone — ozone …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • ozone — [ ozon; ɔzɔn ] n. m. • 1840; du p. prés. du gr. ozein « exhaler une odeur » ♦ Chim. Gaz bleu, odorant, dangereux à respirer, dont la molécule se compose de trois atomes d oxygène (O3). Propriétés antiseptiques et bactéricides de l ozone. Ozone… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ozone — o zone ([=o] z[=o]n or [ o]*z[=o]n ), n. [Gr. o zwn smelling, p. pr. of o zein to smell. See {Odor}.] (Chem.) A colorless gaseous substance ({O3}) obtained (as by the silent discharge of electricity in oxygen) as an allotropic form of oxygen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ozoné — ozoné, ée (o zo né, née) adj. Voy. ozonisé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • ozone — (n.) 1840, from Ger. Ozon, coined in 1840 by German chemist Christian Friedrich Schönbein (1799 1868) from Gk. ozon, neuter prp. of ozein to smell (see ODOR (Cf. odor)). So called for its pungent odor …   Etymology dictionary

  • ozone — s. m. [Química] O mesmo que ozono …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • ozone — *air, atmosphere, ether …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ozone — ► NOUN 1) a pungent, toxic form of oxygen with three atoms in its molecule, formed in electrical discharges or by ultraviolet light. 2) informal fresh invigorating air. ORIGIN German Ozon, from Greek ozein to smell …   English terms dictionary

  • ozone — [ō′zōn΄] n. [Fr < Gr ozein, to smell < IE base * od > L odor] 1. an unstable, pale blue gas, O3, with a penetrating odor: it is an allotropic form of oxygen, formed usually by a silent electrical discharge in air, and is used as an… …   English World dictionary

  • Ozone — For other uses, see Ozone (disambiguation). Ozone …   Wikipedia

  • Ozone —  Pour l’article homophone, voir O Zone. Ozone …   Wikipédia en Français

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