Origin of laughing gas
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for laughing gas
It felt like laughing-gas; it forced one on, and yet it was so unreal.The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)
Charlotte M. Yonge
I feel as if I had been living on laughing-gas these last two days.Sunrise
He was wit-proof and fun-proof; but at a feeble jest would sometimes roar like a lion inflated with laughing-gas.Hard Cash
In these whimsical phantasmagorias men and women move and speak as at the bidding of destinies drunk with laughing-gas.Views and Reviews
William Ernest Henley
In medicine the anesthetic of choice is chloroform or ether; in dentistry it is laughing-gas, or nitrous oxide.Why We Punctuate
William Livingston Klein
- another name for nitrous oxide
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- Nitrous oxide, especially as used as an anesthetic.
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- Nitrous oxide used as a mild anesthetic.
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