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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fumigating of fruit-trees by means of hydrocyanic-acid gas, to destroy insects.
  • noun The evolution of gas from the plates of a storage or secondary cell.
  • noun The process of singeing lace, cotton, yarn, etc., to remove the hairy filaments.
  • noun The act or practice of talking in an idle, empty manner; talking nonsense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.
  • noun Slang Boasting; insincere or empty talk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of gas.
  • noun Poisoning by noxious gas.
  • noun The liberation of hydrogen from an overcharged battery due to electrolysis of the electrolyte.
  • noun The process of passing cotton goods between two rollers and exposing them to numerous minute jets of gas to burn off the small fibres.
  • noun Any similar process of singeing.
  • noun slang, dated boasting; insincere or empty talk

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

  • noun the deliberate act of poisoning some person or animal with gas
  • noun the process of interacting with gas

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