from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See producer gas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See under gas.
  • n. a kind of gas made by forcing air through some volatile hydrocarbon, as the lighter petroleums. The air is so saturated with combustible vapor as to be a convenient illuminating and heating agent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a gas made of carbon monoxide and hydrogen and nitrogen; made by passing air over hot coke


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