Bashar al-Assad is probably the first head of state to have improved his international status by gassing his own people.
By the summer of l942, the Allies and most of the world knew that the Nazis were gassing Jews in Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka.
After gassing us and strafing us heavily a raid in considerable force was sent over by the Germans.
The pirate was flying just ahead of the big plane, very likely gassing them.
When the battery approaches full charge, the fact is evidenced by so-called "gassing" or giving off of bubbles.
Mr. Hopkins was not altogether so sure that Jim had been "only gassing."
Well, I like it a jolly sight better than fugging up in those carriages with all that gassing crowd of Garden Home fussers.
If you get gassing a lot, you might tumble in for almost anything.
Such yarns are usually passed through what is termed a "gassing" machine.
As I have told you, he goes and cures people when they are ill, instead of gassing about it.
1650s, from Dutch gas, probably from Greek khaos "empty space" (see chaos). The sound of Dutch "g" is roughly equivalent to that of Greek "kh." First used by Flemish chemist J.B. van Helmont (1577-1644), probably influenced by Paracelsus, who used khaos in an occult sense of "proper elements of spirits" or "ultra-rarified water," which was van Helmont's definition of gas.
Modern scientific sense began 1779, with later specialization to "combustible mix of vapors" (1794, originally coal gas); "anesthetic" (1894, originally nitrous oxide); and "poison gas" (1900). Meaning "intestinal vapors" is from 1882. "The success of this artificial word is unique" [Weekley]. Slang sense of "empty talk" is from 1847; slang meaning "something exciting or excellent" first attested 1953, from earlier hepster slang gasser in the same sense (1944). Gas also meant "fun, a joke" in Anglo-Irish and was used so by Joyce (1914). As short for gasoline, it is American English, first recorded 1905.
1886, "to supply with gas," from gas (n.). Sense of "poison with gas" is from 1889 as an accidental thing, from 1915 as a military attack. Related: Gassed; gassing.
Poisoning by irrespirable or otherwise noxious gases.
n. pl. gas·es or gas·ses
The state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by relatively low density and viscosity, relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature, the ability to diffuse readily, and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container.
A substance in the gaseous state.
A gaseous fuel, such as natural gas.
A gaseous asphyxiant, an irritant, or a poison.
A gaseous anesthetic, such as nitrous oxide.
To treat chemically with gas.
To overcome, disable, or kill with poisonous fumes.
To give off gas.
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.
gaseous adjective (gās'ē-əs, gāsh'əs)