[gas-ee-uh s, gash-uh s]
Origin of gaseous
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Examples from the Web for gaseous
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February 15, 2011
The laughter that followed the exposure of this gaseous trick may be imagined.
Huggins has found that the spectrum of this nebula is not gaseous.Aether and Gravitation</p>
William George Hooper
Occupying so much bulk it could not have been solid, nor yet liquid, but it might have been gaseous.
Some of the nebulæ are now known to be gaseous, and some of them at least are in a state of rotation.
It seems strange, indeed, that any gaseous mass should move at such a speed!Astronomy of To-day
Cecil G. Dolmage
- of, concerned with, or having the characteristics of a gas
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Word Origin and History for gaseous
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or existing as a gas.
- Full of or containing gas; gassy.
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- One of four main states of matter, composed of molecules in constant random motion. Unlike a solid, a gas has no fixed shape and will take on the shape of the space available. Unlike a liquid, the intermolecular forces are very small; it has no fixed volume and will expand to fill the space available.
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