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- noun Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
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- noun any gas, such as
carbon dioxideor CFCsthat contributeto the greenhouse effectwhen released into the atmosphere
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- noun a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
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