American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or existing as a gas.
- adj. Lacking substance or concreteness; tenuous or indefinite.
- adj. Full of or containing gas; gassy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the form of gas or an aëriform fluid; of the nature of gas.
- Figuratively, wanting substance or solidity; flimsy.
- adj. Relating to, or existing as, gas.
- adj. Of a liquid containing bubbles: gassy.
- adj. Tenuous or indefinite.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. In the form, or of the nature, of gas, or of an aëriform fluid.
- adj. Lacking substance or solidity; tenuous.
- adj. existing as or having characteristics of a gas
“Specifically the H5N1 (SAa2,3Gal) receptors were found â€œon non-ciliated cuboidal cells at the junction between the respiratory bronchiole and alveolusâ€ and on â€œa substantial number of cells lining the alveolar wall. â€ (This describes the substance of the lung tissue involved in gaseous exchange.)”
“It also shows large isotope effects, since condenses to liquid at 4.2 K, while the more rare isotope remains in gaseous form down to 3.2 K. Helium was first liquefied by Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes in 1909.”
“His first problem involved the study, by flow techniques, of free radicals produced in gaseous photochemical reactions.”
“I'État dilué (Chemical equilibria in gaseous systems or strongly diluted solutions), which dealt with this theory of dilute solutions.”
“I think not; and the conclusion implied by our authors seems to me eminently probable, that in the so-called ether we have simply a state of matter more primitive than what we know as the gaseous state.”
“Satan, witnessed the Creation, and described how the heavenly bodies were brought into existence, he having perceived what we should call the gaseous elements of matter rolled into whorls and vortices which became condensed into suns and systems of worlds.”
“But they have discovered what we would call gaseous oil, and have learned to put it to work, so that it is the main force employed in hoisting and all other purposes where power is required.”
“This would give each atom a larger sphere of freedom in which to move, and that state would then be called a gaseous and not a liquid one.”
“The pulse, apparently full, was easily compressible, and was what might be called a gaseous pulse, and a resort to the lancet”
“This is known as the gaseous fermentation, and the effect of it is to render the wine more enlivening, more stinging to the taste, and more fruity.”
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