Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of singeing lace, cotton, yarn, etc., to remove the hairy filaments.
- n. The act or practice of talking in an idle, empty manner; talking nonsense.
- n. The fumigating of fruit-trees by means of hydrocyanic-acid gas, to destroy insects.
- n. The evolution of gas from the plates of a storage or secondary cell.
- v. present participle of gas.
- n. Poisoning by noxious gas.
- n. The liberation of hydrogen from an overcharged battery due to electrolysis of the electrolyte.
- n. The process of passing cotton goods between two rollers and exposing them to numerous minute jets of gas to burn off the small fibres.
- n. Any similar process of singeing.
- n. slang, dated boasting; insincere or empty talk
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Manuf.) The process of passing cotton goods between two rollers and exposing them to numerous minute jets of gas to burn off the small fibers; any similar process of singeing.
- n. Slang Boasting; insincere or empty talk.
- n. the deliberate act of poisoning some person or animal with gas
- n. the process of interacting with gas
“That was impressive with all the toxic fumes off-gassing from the new products.”
“The FBI was duplicitous and negligent in gassing Mt. Cannel – and that alone could have started the fire that killed seventy-six people.”
“lying to Americans about Iraq and WMD- What do you call gassing his own people?”
“It wasn’t disproved, no matter how hard you wish otherwise.l ying to Americans about Iraq and WMD- What do you call gassing his own people?”
“It's called the eradication program, as in what some call gassing parakeets.”
“Indeed, the idea of gassing the unwanted became a topic of contemporary chitchat.”
“The purpose of "gassing" is to let the soldier know how well the gas mask works.”
“And so the reason that they went to this propane kind of gassing, that doesn't necessarily set off a lot of red flags.”
“Of the four claims he makes, only the "gassing" is difficult to explain I suspect it might be partly related to the use of napalm type weapons in Iraq.”
“Mystery mental illness baffles experts in Sweden, and a case of suspected mass hysteria arises in a 'gassing' scare in Melbourne.”
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