from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless, odorless, incombustible gas, CO2, formed during respiration, combustion, and organic decomposition and used in food refrigeration, carbonated beverages, inert atmospheres, fire extinguishers, and aerosols. Also called carbonic acid gas.
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- n. The normal oxide of carbon, CO2; a colorless, odorless gas formed during respiration and combustion and consumed by plants during photosynthesis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See under Carbonic.
- n. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
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