gaseous

  • 1 Gaseous — Gas e*ous (? or ?; 277), a. [From {Gas}. Cf. F. gazeux.] 1. In the form, or of the nature, of gas, or of an a[ e]riform fluid. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking substance or solidity; tenuous. Unconnected, gaseous information. Sir J. Stephen. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 gaseous — 1799, from GAS (Cf. gas) + OUS (Cf. ous) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 gaseous — The dominant pronunciation in standard English is gas i ǝs; gay si ǝs is now only rarely heard …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 gaseous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or having the characteristics of a gas. DERIVATIVES gaseousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 gaseous — [gas′ē əs, gash′əs] adj. 1. of, having the nature of, or in the form of, gas 2. Informal GASSY (sense 1) gaseousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 gaseous — [[t]gæ̱siəs, ge͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n You use gaseous to describe something which is in the form of a gas, rather than a solid or liquid. Freon exists both in liquid and gaseous states …

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  • 7 gaseous — adjective Date: 1799 1. having the form of or being gas; also of or relating to gases 2. a. lacking substance or solidity b. gassy 3 < trick phrases and gaseous circumlocutions Edwin Newman > • gaseousness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 gaseous — adj. Gaseous is used with these nouns: ↑emission …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 gaseous — gaseousness, gaseity /ga see i tee/, n. /gas ee euhs, gash euhs/, adj. 1. existing in the state of a gas; not solid or liquid. 2. pertaining to or having the characteristics of gas. 3. Informal. lacking firmness or solidity; uncertain; not… …

    Universalium

  • 10 gaseous — adjective a) Relating to, or existing as, gas. b) Of a liquid containing bubbles: gassy …

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  • 11 gaseous — Of the nature of gas. * * * gas·eous gas ē əs, gash əs adj having the form of or being gas also of or relating to gases * * * gas·e·ous (gashґəs) of the nature of a gas …

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  • 12 gaseous — Synonyms and related words: adulterated, aerial, aerodynamic, aerostatic, aery, air built, airy, attenuate, attenuated, chimerical, cloud built, cut, dilute, diluted, dreamlike, ethereal, fanciful, fatuitous, fatuous, fine, flimsy, fuming, fumy,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 gaseous — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. vaporous, effervescent, aeriform; see volatile 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 gaseous — gas|e|ous [ˈgæsiəs US ˈgæsiəs, ʃəs] adj like gas or in the form of gas …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 gaseous — gas|e|ous [ gæsiəs ] adjective in the form of a gas or similar to a gas, rather than a solid or liquid …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 gaseous — gas·e·ous || gæsɪəs adj. of gas; resembling gas …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 gaseous — [ gasɪəs, geɪsɪəs] adjective relating to or having the characteristics of a gas. Derivatives gaseousness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 gaseous — adjective like gas or in the form of gas …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 gaseous — gas·e·ous …

    English syllables

  • 20 gaseous — UK [ˈɡæsɪəs] / US / UK [ˈɡeɪsɪəs] adjective in the form of a gas or similar to a gas, rather than a solid or liquid …

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